Bill Burke: Portraits [SIGNED]
Publisher: New York: The Ecco Press, Polaroid Corporation, 1987
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 105077
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the half-title page by Burke. Hardcover. Cloth, with dust jacket. Photographs by Bill Burke. Edited by Constance Sullivan. Preface by Andy Grundberg. Essay by Raymond Carver. Designed by Katy Homans. 64 pp., with 32 black and white plates. 12-1/4 x 9-1/2 inches. Out of print.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap (slit open for signature).
From the Introduction by Andy Grundberg: Such is the almost biblical cast in Burke's portrait theater, in which the signs of a bedrock, blue-collar America are assembled for what seems a final curtain call." From the publisher: "This collection of photographs forces us to confront the realities of these strangers' existence. Andy Grundberg compares these pictures to the portraits of Southern tenant farmers made by Walker Evans, to Mike Disfarmer's Ozark mountain people, and to Richard Avedon's contemporary portfolio, In the American West."