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New Photography Book Showcasing Sullivan County’s Catskills Now Available
Bethel, NY, October 12, 2016 – Town of Bethel resident Rich Klein has just published his second photography book entitled, The Catskills of Sullivan County: A Photography Journey.
The 100-page book contains photographs taken between 2013 and 2016 from around Sullivan County. It includes many landscapes, historic buildings, wildlife and a few elect shots of local events.
Klein started coming to the region as a toddler in the early 1960s, visiting his paternal grandparents at The Huff House in Roscoe. His father, Robert, went to Ten Mile River Scout Camp in Narrowsburg in the late 1930s -- then became good friends with Eddie Fisher, who he met at Grossinger’s in the mid 1940s. His mother,Gerri, spent many childhood summers at a small hotel in Monticello.
Klein and his sister Patti attended Camp Kennybrook in Monticello in 1967 and 1968. And, from 1969 through 1977, the family attended Camp Ma-Ho-Ge on Silver Lake in Bethel. His parents worked at both camps in exchange for free tuition.
“When I moved to Smallwood full time in 2006, I realized that the incredible beauty of the region remained largely unchanged -- even though the old economy had changed after the death of the Borscht Belt era.”
Klein, a member of the steering committee of the newly formed Bethel Council of the Arts, added:
“I could not think of a better time to publish a book like this. Sullivan County is getting well deserved attention again as a leading tourist destination and I hope my book does its part to bring the masses back to the region.”
This is the second photography book by Klein, who grew up in Massapequa Park on Long Island and graduated from SUNY-New Paltz with a B.S. in English/Journalism. In late 2014, he
co-authored Massapequa: A Pictorial History Through The Eyes of Baby Boomers and that led to multiple, month-long photography exhibits in Nassau County in 2015 and 2016. His work is also on permanent display at Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care in Massapequa.
Klein, owner of Rich Klein New York Photography, has also photographed a variety of Sullivan County events including Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meetings and a fundraiser at The Arnold House. He also photographed the Allyson Whitney Foundation 5K Race in Kauneonga Lake earlier this year -- and included two of his favorite race photos in the book. He has been hired to shoot engagement sessions, weddings and boudoir and also enjoys street and concert photography.