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Photos: Joel Grey Celebrates '1.3 - Images from My Phone' at Barnes and Noble Tribeca

Academy and Tony Award-Winning actor and photographer Joel Grey celebrated the release of his new book, titled 1.3 - Images from My Phone, at Barnes at Noble Tribeca (97 Warren St. at Greenwich St.) on Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. The book, published by powerHouse, is Grey's third published book of photographs and will be available in stores nationwide June 2.

1.3 - Images from My Phone is a collection of photographs cut from diverse visual worlds: street art and still life, advertising and architecture, shadows and reflections, natural beauty and urban grit - and all taken using the 1.3 megapixel camera of Grey's Nokia 133 cell phone.

Pictures I Had To Take, Grey's first monograph, published by powerHouse Books in 2003, showed work created over a 30 year period. His second book, Looking Hard at Unexamined Things, published by Steidl in 2006, featured all new work and highlighted industrial sites, abandoned buildings, graffiti, wall art, detritus and public works from Los Angeles and New York to Berlin and Venice. 1.3 is Grey's third collaboration with acclaimed book designer Sam Shahid.

Grey's work has been the subject of solo shows in New York, Los Angeles and Berlin. His photographs are part of the Permanent Collection of The Whitney Museum of American Art and the New York Public Library.

For more information, visit www.imagesfrommyphonejoelgrey.com.

In a career that was launched in the early 1950's, Joel Grey has created indelible stage roles each decade since. Grey made his theatrical debut at the age of 9 in the 1941 Cleveland Playhouse production of On Borrowed Time and made his Broadway debut exactly two decades later as a replacement in Neil Simon's first comedy hit, Come Blow Your Horn (1961). Since then, his Broadway credits include the Stop the World I Want to Get Off (succeeding Anthony Newly in 1963), Half a Sixpence (following Tommy Steele in 1965), the iconic M.C. in Kander and Ebb's Cabaret (1966, Tony Award), song and dance man George M. Cohan in George M! (1967, Tony nomination), Goodtime Charlie (1975, Tony nomination), The Grand Tour (1979, Tony nomination), Amos Hart in the landmark revival of another Kander and Ebb musical, Chicago (1996, Drama Desk Award) and as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in Wicked (2004). Joel's dramatic stage roles include John Guare's Marco Polo Sings a Solo (1975) at The Public Theatre; the Williamstown Theatre Festival production of Chekhov's Platonov (1978); Larry Kramer's seminal The Normal Heart (1986) at The Public Theatre; and the Roundabout Theatre production of Brian Friel's Give Me Your Answer, Do! (1999, Drama Desk nomination).

Joel received the Academy Award, the Golden Globe and the British Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the 1972 film version of Cabaret (directed by Bob Fosse). He is one of only eight actors to have won both the Tony and Academy Award for the same role. Other film credits include Frank Perry's Man on A Swing (1974), Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976); Herbert Ross' The Seven Percent Solution (1976); Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985, Golden Globe Nomination); Steven Soderbergh's Kafka (1991); Altman's The Player (1992); Phillip Haas' The Music of Chance (1993); Michael Ritchie's adaptation of The Fantasticks (2000); Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark (2000); and Clark Gregg's Choke, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Recent television appearances include "Alias," "Crossing Jordan," "Brooklyn Bridge" (Emmy nomination), "OZ," "Law and Order: Criminal Intent," "House," "Brothers & Sisters" and "Private Practice."

 

Photos: Joel Grey Celebrates '1.3 - Images from My Phone' at Barnes and Noble Tribeca
Joel Grey celebrates '1.3 - Images from My Phone, at Barnes and Noble Tribeca

Photos: Joel Grey Celebrates '1.3 - Images from My Phone' at Barnes and Noble Tribeca

Joel Grey

Photos: Joel Grey Celebrates '1.3 - Images from My Phone' at Barnes and Noble Tribeca
Joel Grey

Photos: Joel Grey Celebrates '1.3 - Images from My Phone' at Barnes and Noble Tribeca
Joel Grey

Photos: Joel Grey Celebrates '1.3 - Images from My Phone' at Barnes and Noble Tribeca
Joel Grey

Photos: Joel Grey Celebrates '1.3 - Images from My Phone' at Barnes and Noble Tribeca
Joel Grey


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