Rick Schatzberg | The Boys

Photographer Rick Schatzberg and I talk about his book, The Boys published by powerHouse Books. It’s a book about mortality, vulnerability, and resilience. It reminisces about the lives of 14 men now in their 60’s who all grew up as friends on Long Island, including Rick, and the project started when two of the men died within a year of each other.
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Rick Schatzberg s a photographer living and making work in Brooklyn, New York and Norfolk, Connecticut. He received his MFA in Photography from the University of Hartford in 2018. Rick holds a degree from Columbia University in Anthropology (1978), played French horn with Cecil Taylor’s jazz ensemble in 1970s, and was a business executive and entrepreneur in the New York metropolitan area for many years. In 2015 he completed a one-year certificate program at the International Center of Photography. In the same year, his first monograph, Twenty Two North (self-published), was awarded first prize at Australia’s Ballarat Foto International Biennale. His second monograph, The Boys, was published in 2020 by powerHouse Books.