Two Eras...Superimposed: Brooklyn Revisited Published by Outskirts Press

Brooklyn is in Gloria Golden’s blood. Its essence is also in this rich collection of her black and white photographs of Brooklyn neighborhoods, street corners and inhabitants which breathe with the life of the classic and the revitalized borough.

Plainview, NY, March 21, 2012 --( Author and photographer Gloria Golden announced today the release of Brooklyn Revisited, My Journey Back, published by Outskirts Press. Golden’s photographic journey back to the Brooklyn streets and neighborhoods of her childhood allows readers, like her, to rediscover the vitality of an earlier era while finding out that, today, everything in Brooklyn is new again.

DeKalb Avenue. The Paul Robeson Theater. Fort Greene. One Hanson Place. The names roll off the tongue in a litany of Brooklyn landmarks, and they appear simultaneously nostalgic and yet full of their current renaissance. The past and the present are magically superimposed in Golden’s striking black and white photographs.

Golden has captured the new growth of sidewalk cafes amidst old storefronts that used to house the ubiquitous candy stores that the photographer remembers so well from her youth. The author’s short prose poems accompany the splendid images in this collection and amplify their intimacy and vigor.

Brooklyn was originally a welcome harbor to the wave of European immigrants arriving on these shores throughout the twentieth century, but Golden shows us that it is now home to Russians, Hispanics, Haitians and Asians and these cultures flavor the local neighborhoods. “Little Odessa,” near Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach, the author reminds us, is named after its Ukrainian ancestor near the Black Sea, and the continuity of Russian heritage can be seen today in the lively restaurants and nightclubs that run along Brighton Beach Avenue.

Certainly any native Brooklynite would revel in these marvelous images of time past and present, but Golden’s photography also captures for any viewer and reader the more universal theme, as well, of neighborhood, of people and of home.

Brooklyn Revisited is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

Format: 8.5 x 11 color paperback ISBN: 978-1-4327-8396-9 SRP: $30.95
Genre: Photography/photojournalism/poetry/photoessays and documentaries

About the Author
While on a sabbatical from teaching, Gloria Golden studied photography with Jules Allen at Queensborough Community College. She continued her studies at the International Center for Photography in Manhattan and in courses at the Woodstock, Maine, and Santa Fe workshops. “Black and white photography appeals to me,” Golden says, “because it is soulful and creates a particular mood.”

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