Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, in association with Hemphill, Washington, DC, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 111433
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the half-title page by Joe Mills and Anne Tucker. Hardcover. Fine beige cloth with title blind-stamped on front cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Joseph Mills. Essay by Anne Tucker. Designed by Melissa Kennedy. 72 pp., with 44 color reproductions and 4 color reference illustrations, beautifully printed on Japanese White A paper. 9-1/4 x 7-1/4 inches. This first printing was limited to 2000 copies. Published in association with Hemphill, Washington, DC, to coincide with 2003 one-person exhibitions "Joseph Mills: Inner City" at the Corcoran Gallery and Hemphill Fine Art. Essay by Anne Tucker.
New in New dust jacket (opened only for signature).
From Anne Tucker: "Mills is a good enough picture maker to intrigue us and yet he is determined to keep us on the edge of unknowing."
From the publisher: "Joseph Mills is a mid-career artist who has produced three distinct but interlocking bodies of work. He is best known for his surreal photomontages and collages. The other two series are the ongoing affair, through photography, with his wife; and his black and white street work, the latter of which are featured in his first monograph, Inner City. People and their detritus are the focal points of these pictures. His subjects are not Washington's elite, but those whose situations in life are more peripheral and vulnerable: children, street prophets, the homeless and the mentally unstable. The resulting pictures are both about the inner city life he records and his own internal conflicts. Printed on outdated paper and heavily coated in amber toned varnish, Mills' photographs become objects, "windows onto some world that really wasn't out there."