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Books: This 19th Century Photo Studio Didn't Exist

By David Schonauer   Thursday August 6, 2020

The perception of photography as a documental form is based on a simple premise: you cannot photograph something that isn’t there. In his latest project, photographer Stephen Berkman turns this idea on its head by claiming to document what is no longer there … and maybe what never was, notes Hyperallergic. Berkman’s new book  Predicting the Past—Zohar Studios: The Lost Years, presents the colorful cast of characters in attendance at the mythical Zohar Studios, a 19th-century Lower East Side photographic establishment .

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