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Sam Polcer is a freelance photographer whose images have appeared in National GeographicThe New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalTime Out New YorkHemispheres, Brooklyn Magazine,, and, among other places. You can view selected tearsheets here. His first book, New York Bike Style, was published by Prestel in 2014. (He also attempts to maintain a blog, Preferred Mode, featuring some of the photos from that project.)  Previously, he was the Communications Director at Bike New York and an editor (of both text and photography) at Hemispheres, as well as a nightclub projections designer, flyer distributor, traveling circus spotlight operator, documentary filmmaker, DJ, video editor, blueberry picker, election campaigner and event A.V. producer. When he's not traveling on assignment, he spends as much time as he can in Brooklyn, NY.

Sam is also a content strategist at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), as well as a travel writer. Samples of his writing and editing work can be read here

Communicator Awards
Gold, Magazine Photography, for "Three Perfect Days: Jackson Hole" in Hemispheres

HSMAI Adrian Awards
Gold, for "Three Perfect Days: Trinidad & Tobago" in Hemispheres

"Front and Center: Sam Polcer's Photographs of Triskelion Arts Performances, 2010-2011" at Triskelion Arts, Brooklyn (solo show)

"Am I Invisible? A Portrait of New York City" at the Old Stone House, Brooklyn (group show)
"Levi's Commuter Workspace Photo Show: Preferred Mode" at the Levi's Commuter Workspace, Brooklyn (solo show)
"Wanderlust- A Floating Photographic Exhibition" produced by United Photo Industries, onboard the East River Ferry (solo show)

"Keirin: a show of photographs by Sam Polcer" presented by Bike Cult Show at Bicycle Habitat