Rooted in the Hood

An Intimate Portrait of New York City’s Community Gardens


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SpecificationsSKU: 90825ISBN: 978-1-943532-76-6 Size: 7″ x 7″ Square Binding: Hard Bound Pages: 300pp Publication Date: Spring 2020 World Rights: Available

Rooted in the Hood is a photo essay celebrating the community gardens of New York City and the people who create, cultivate, and enjoy them. The late ’60s and ’70s witnessed the devastation of New York City, with many buildings in low-income areas left unattended, burned, and reduced to rubble. Drug dealers, gangs, and junkies soon moved in making those neighborhoods unsafe to live. This is a book about ordinary people, dreamers, and visionaries rising against these unsafe conditions by clearing empty lots, planting trees and vegetables, and slowly creating small havens for the community. By drawing attention to these local gardens, the book wishes to provide awareness of the importance of green spaces, not only in our great New York City, but across the country and around the world. There is an urgent need to protect these unique enclaves from further development.

Anna Angelidakis (book design, photography, author)
Anna is a B.F.A graduate in Graphic Design Communications from the School of Visual Arts. She has worked as an Art Director for companies such as Condé Nast, Bonnier, Hodes Advertising, NetJets, and King & Spalding LLP. Anna has received numerous designs awards and accolades of excellence in her field. Her passion remains combining words and photography into a unified experience

WSJ Features Rooted in the Hood




7" x 7" Square


Hard Bound



Publication date

Spring 2020

World rights