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Bordertowns: Photographs by Marc Gaede

Publisher: La Cañada, California: Chaco Press, 1988
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0961601922
Condition: Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 107302



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in gold on cover and spine; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text by Marc Gaede. Edited by Marnie Walker Gaede. Includes notes on the images and a list of plates. Unpaginated (112 pp.), with 98 duotone plates. 10-1/4 x 8-7/8 inches.


Fine in Near Fine dust jacket (a few stray indentations, else Fine).


From the publisher: "Deep in the heart of western American Indian country, where the states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico come together, are towns made distinct through their intensity and violence. These Bordertowns are situated on the periphery of the largest concentration of Indian lands in the United States. Most of these reservations prohibit the sale of alcohol within their boundaries. Residents who want to drink must go to the surrounding communities. 'The fact most Indians have neither shelter nor money for rooms makes the display of binge drinking visible to everyone.' Marc Gaede's photographs are a testimony of the pain, violence and tragedy that occur within these towns. The images are intended to show a problem and a reality, fulfilling that purpose with force and sensitivity."