Best Photo Books for Fall: Bruce Springsteen in the throes of center-stage glory. - Wall Street Journal
Amazing - New York Daily News
For more than three decades, Debra L. Rothenberg has been photographing Bruce Springsteen. Her Springsteen photos have been exhibited in galleries and published in top magazines around the world. Like Bruce Springsteen, Rothenberg was born and raised in New Jersey. And now, finally, through more than 32 years of concert tours in national and international arenas and stadiums, and impromptu Jersey Shore club appearances - from the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park to nightspots like Rum Runner in Sea Bright and Cheers in Long Branch - the award-winning photographer has gathered it all in one glorious hardbound tribute to the man who inspired her dreams.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN IN FOCUS 1980-2012 is an unparalleled collection of memorable and iconic Springsteen photography from a perspective only a true Jersey Girl could offer. Selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of its Best Photo Books for Fall, called amazing by the New York Daily News, this 276 photo, 200-page coffee table book is a must for all fans, chronicling The Boss from The River Tour to The Wrecking Ball Tour and many Jersey Shore haunts in-between.
Says Robert Santelli, executive director of the Grammy Museum and fellow Jersey Shore native who has authored books and numerous articles on The Boss: When it comes to photographers that have documented the career of Bruce Springsteen on the Jersey Shore, Debra Rothenberg has few peers.
From Debra Rothenberg's first photo of Bruce in 1980, taken as a college student, to stints as a staff photographer for a newspaper at the Jersey Shore and then as concert photographer for The New York Daily News, Rothenberg chronicles her photographic journey through Bruce's music and tours -- a journey that shaped her own life and career in the process. Her images have been exhibited in galleries worldwide and published in top magazines, including Rolling Stone, People, Us Weekly, Q Magazine, Time and Newsweek. A wall of her photos resides at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey, where over 700 people showed up for the launch party for this book. An award-winning photographer, Rothenberg currently resides in New York City.