Wayne Lawrence is a Brooklyn-based photographer whose work has been published in the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York, the Sunday Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Le Monde and Marie Claire.
"For six summers, photographer Wayne Lawrence (b. 1974) traveled from his home in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn way, way uptown to this little oasis in the sand to take portraits of the men, women, and children who make Orchard Beach a world of its own. The photographs are collected in Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera (Prestel), a stunning collection of nearly 100 portraits that are strong, sexy, and powerful." --Crave Online