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Rooted in the Hood
Rooted in the Hood
Rooted in the Hood
Rooted in the Hood
Rooted in the Hood
Rooted in the Hood

Rooted in the Hood

An Intimate Portrait of New York City's Community Gardens

By (author) Anna Angelidakis


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  • This book will be of interest to travellers, visitors, artists, muralists, urban gardeners, ecologists, historians, urban anthropologists, architects, and lovers of New York City
  • A stunning and eclectic selection of photographs
Full Description

Rooted in the Hood is a photo essay celebrating the community gardens of New York City and the people who create, cultivate, and enjoy them. The late 60s and 70s witnessed the devastation of New York City, with many buildings in low-income areas left unattended, burned, and reduced to rubble. Drug dealers, gangs, and junkies soon moved in making those neighbourhoods unsafe to live.

This book is about ordinary people, dreamers, and visionaries rising against these unsafe conditions by clearing empty lots, planting trees and vegetables, and slowly creating small havens for the community. By drawing attention to these local gardens, the book brings awareness to the importance of green spaces, not only in New York City, but across the country and around the world.

About the Author

Anna Angelidakis - Book design, Photography, Author
Anna is a B.F.A graduate in Graphic Design Communications from the School of Visual Arts. She has worked as an Art Director for companies such as Condé Nast, Bonnier, Hodes Advertising, NetJets and King & Spalding LLP. Anna has received numerous designs awards and accolades of excellence in her field. Her passion remains combining words and photography into a unified experience.

Cullen Thomas - Copy Editor
Cullen is a curious author and editor. His diverse work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Salon, The Rumpus, The Sonora Review, World Hum, Current Biography, and Penthouse. He is the author of the memoir Brother One Cell (Viking) and he positively loves a good garden.

Donald Murphy - Map Illustrator
TJ Gemignani - Photo retouching

Look Inside
ORO Editions
6th Jul 2020
178 mm x 178 mm
298 Pages
250 color
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