‘Bright Nights’ photographer Seelie talks at Press Street tonight


New York photographer Tod Seelie will give an artist’s talk and sign copies of his new book, “Bright Nights: Photographs of Another New York,” tonight (Thursday, Jan. 9) at the St. Claude Arts District headquarters of Press Street, a New Orleans literary and visual arts collective.

The event is set for 6 to 9 p.m. at 3718 St. Claude Avenue.

Seelie, who has been living and working in New York since 1997, documents underground parties, abandoned spaces and street scenes in the book from Prestel Publishing. The New York Times’ photo department selected the work as one of its Top 10 Photo Books of 2013.

The book contains written contributions from friends and artists associated with the New York Times, Paper Magazine, Swoon and VICE, among other publications.

You can read more about Tod Seelie and “Bright Nights” at his two websites, todseelie.comand suckapants.com.