Publisher: New York: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA, New York), 1977
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / Near Fine
Item #: 110997
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Gray cloth-covered boards; with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Garry Winogrand. Introduction by Tod Papageorge. 112 pp., with 75 black-and-white plates. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).] Scarce.
Near Fine (light sunning to the top and bottom edges of the boards, else Fine), in Near Fine dust jacket (1-inch taped tear and 6-inch diagonal crease at top of rear panel, else Fine).
From Tod Papageorge: "[What Winogrand] has given us in these photographs is a unilateral report of how we behaved under pressure during a time of costumes and causes, and of how extravagantly, outrageously and continuously we displayed what we wanted." From the publisher: "Public Relations is a distillation of a photographic project begun by Garry Winogrand in 1969 when he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to photograph what he called 'the effect of media on events.' With his characteristic zeal, passion, spontaneity and intensity, Winogrand photographed an array of public events including museum openings, press conferences, sports games, demonstrations, award ceremonies, a birthday party and a moon shot. The photographs depict our emerging dependence on the media as well as how the media changes and sometimes even creates the event itself."