Coffee Table Book - Mike Brodie: A Period of Juvenile Prosperity

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At age 17, American photographer Mike Brodie hopped his first train close to home in Pensacola, Florida thinking he would visit a friend in Mobile, Alabama. Instead, the train went in the opposite direction to Jacksonville, Florida. Though he returned home a few days later, it sparked a desire to wander across the United States by any means that were free: walking, hitchhiking and train hopping. Despite having no formal training in photography, Brodie took a camera salvaged from behind a carseat and began to document his experiences on 35mm film. His portraits of fellow rail-riders have a soft, romantic warmth that belies Brodie’s earnestness. A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, Brodie’s first book, now in its fifth edition, was named one of the best photo books of 2013 by the Guardian, the New York Times, the Telegraph and American Photo 

Born in 1985, Mike Brodie embarked on his photography journey while hitchhiking across the United States. He gained recognition for his depictions of young nomads and rail-riders, earning the nickname "Polaroid Kidd" within the itinerant community. Though he took a break from the art world after the release of A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, Brodie has remained dedicated to his craft and is now editing a new book of his work set to be released in 2024.


Hardcover, 11 x 13 in. / 104 pgs / 60 color

Pub Date 1/1/2013