Amen Break

Thomas Prior

2020

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Amen Break by Thomas Prior. First edition (2020). Firs impression. Large format paperback in new condition. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Amen Break

Amen Break is the name of  is a drum break that has been widely sampled and has become the stable of drum and bass and jungle music. In this broadsheet newspaper-style project, Prior turns his camera into a time when New York finally went to sleep: 2020.

So, Prior’s distinctive documentary style took him around the streets of a city that never looked so still and quiet before, observing the uncanny lack of the normal ‘hustle and bustle’. This way,  Amen Breaks takes us into a New York that looks different without the usual noises, the people and the action. However, we get to witness the events that still went on during a very different year.

Furthermore, the uncertainty, the isolation and the tension are visible in Amen Break. Alongside the quietness we observe the effects of a devastating pandemic, the tensions between mask-wearers and anti-maskers, the power of thousands of voices shouting ‘Black Lives Matter’ on the streets.

So, Amen Break has a rhythm and a narrative that are hard to forget. Once again Prior invites the viewer to consider each individual event whilst at the same time, weaving a cohesive reality with each image.

About Thomas Prior

Prior is based in New York, but comes originally from Los Angeles. His images have a palpable cinematic presence. Further, his impeccable timing and sensitivity allow him to capture crucial moments by stepping back and observing his subjects. Prior’s portraiture is marked by contemplative, narrative-filled faces. today Prior works for clients including NASA, The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, and The New York Times, among many others.

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Weight 1.3 kg