We Are Santa

Ron Cooper


Who doesn’t love Santa Claus? From award-winning photographer Ron Cooper
comes a beautifully curated collection of fifty professional Santas from across
the country. We Are Santa is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of those who slip into the red suit to spread Christmas cheer. Before and after portraits, behind-the-scenes stories of custom made costumes and specialized training, and surprising anecdotes of on-the-job encounters bring these Santas to life.
Just as Humans of New York captures the lives of everyday people, We Are Santa celebrates the humanity of everyday Santas. From a third-generation Kris Kringle to an Orthodox Jew who has been playing Santa for fifty years, Cooper’s portraits are a testament to the holiday spirit. When Santa Mike, a Navy veteran and aircraft mechanic, meets a six-year-old girl with a prosthetic hand just like his own, he says, “Her eyes got big, and she threw her arms around my neck. It was the highlight of my season. That’s why I’m Santa.”

Price £16.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 29 September 2020
Pages 160
Height 241mm
Width 178mm
Rights World
ISBN-13 9781616899653