Steidl Publishing – “Invisible City” by Ken Schles

Published by Steidl Publishing (not affiliated with LRP)

Publisher: Steidl
(1988; reprint 2014/5)
80 pages
Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.8 x 0.5 inches
Available at $23 in the usual places

Ken Schles is the author of five monographs: Invisible City (Twelvetrees Press, 1988; reprint Steidl Verlag, 2014); The Geometry of Innocence (Hatje Cantz, 2001); A New History of Photography: The World Outside and the Pictures In Our Heads (White Press, 2007); Oculus (Noorderlicht, 2011) and Night Walk (Steidl Verlag, 2014). For a decade Schles watched the passing of time from his Lower East Side neighborhood, documenting his experiences and his observations, the foundation of his inaugural photo book, Invisible City – a remarkable achievement of personal vision ( We view his work full of movement, with animated and spirited subjects, themes of eroticism and chaos, and a surly visceral viewing experience.

Invisible City