08 The Outdoor Public Pools of NYC, One a Day

Former GQ photo editor Catherine Talese did a crazy thing: she swam all 54 outdoor public pools in New York City in 54 consecutive days (including eight in Brooklyn). Why? Well, because it’s hot in the summer, but also because this city has a wonderful legacy of public space, available to all, that’s now at risk from budgetary shortfall. Talese photographed her journey and put it all together in a great book called Lapland (get it?). For more info, visit CatherineTalese.com