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Photographers, Writers, and the American Scene: Visions of Passage

Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Arena Editions, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1892041588
Condition: New / New
Item #: 100604



First edition, first and only printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated laminated paper-covered boards, with dust jacket. Preface by Arthur Ollman. Edited and introduction by James L. Enyeart. Literary contributions edited by Greg Glazner. Photographs by Bruce Davidson, Marion Faller, Lee Friedlander, William Christenberry, Terry Evans, Tina Barney, Paul D'Amato, Fazal Sheikh, Sylvia Plachy, Meridel Rubenstein, Gay Block and Malka Drucker, Donna Ferrato, Catherine Wagner, Debbie Fleming Caffery, John Pfahl, Gus Foster, Edward Ranney, Mark Klett, Zig Kackson, Miguel Gandert, Victor Masayesva, Frank Gohlke, Barbara Norfleet, Mary Ellen Mark, Clarissa Sligh, Judy Dater, Chris Rainer, Susan Meiselas, Joan Myers, Alex Harris, Shelby Lee Adams, Carrie Mae Weems, Larry Fink, Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld. Texts by Robert Hass, Debra Magpie Earling, Jon Davis, Ann Lauterbach, Carole Maso, Charles Wright, Linda Hogan, Jay Wright, Rick DeMarinis, Martín Espada, Maureen McCoy, Dick Allen, Denis Johnson, Arthur Size and Jorie Graham.

Includes a list of reproduced photographs and illustrated biographies of the photographers and writers (compiled by Lynda Rodolitz). 340 pp. (including four 2-page gatefolds), with 76 four-color and 118 duotone plates, and 50 additional black and white reference illustrations (portraits of the photographers and writers). 11 x 9-3/4 inches.

Published on the occasion of the 2002 exhibition Photographers, Writers, and the American Scene: Visions of Passage, co-curated by James L. Enyeart and Athur Ollman, at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California (travels to numerous venues).


New in publisher's shrink-wrap.


From the publisher: "Photographers, Writers, and the American Scene: Visions of Passage is a major traveling exhibition, accompanied by a finely produced book, that reproduces images and writings by fifty of America's leading photographers and writers. The exhibition and book are the result of a five-year project known as the National Millennium Survey. The survey commissioned thirty-five prominent photographers and fifteen nationally recognized writers. Among the fifty artists are a large number of Guggenheim fellows, MacArthur fellows, and Pulitzer Prize winners. The exhibition is devoted to reflections of American life and culture through the vision and interpretation of contemporary photographers and writers. The works in the book and exhibition were produced over the period 1995--2000. The photographic works include documentary series, installations, visual essays, and individual images. The writing includes essays, poetry, and narrative. Among the cultural touchstones represented by the artists are diversity, mobility, family, forces of tradition, ritual, the search for community, immigration, consumerism, the aged, and spiritual continuity."