The Statue of Liberty is arguably the most recognizable monument in New York, but few things say freedom and liberty these days like a boardwalk hot dog or resemble the huddled masses like the crowded Astroland Park. Photographer Harvey Stein has sought to capture the ever-changing nature of the “poor man’s Riviera” and the people who vacation there. He amassed more than 200 photographs between 1970 and 2010, bringing them all together in his new book, Coney Island 40 Years. Stein is an accomplished New York-based photographer whose works have appeared in hundreds of galleries and a wide range of publications, from The New Yorker and Der Spiegel to Esquire and Playboy. Stein will sign copies of Coney Island 40 Years from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, 1202 Dragon St., Suite 103. Call 214-969-1852 or visit pdnbgallery.com for more information.
Sat., Nov. 5, 2-6 p.m., 2011
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