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Max Pam: Going East, Two Decades of Asian Photography

Publisher: Paris: Éditions Marval, 1992
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 2862341029
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 112724



First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Ochre cloth-covered boards with title stamped in black on cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs and text (in English and French) by Max Pam. Introduction (in English and French) by Tim Winton. 184 pp., with 143 black-and-white plates finely printed in Italy by Atregrafica Silva, Parma. 13 x 9-3/4 inches. Scarce.

[Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume II. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2006).]


Fine in Fine dust jacket.


From the publisher: "When [Australian photographer] Max Pam began his wanderings through Asia at the age of 20, the Katmandu phenomenon was at its height. What was at stake was more than a taste for new--or forbidden--experiences. A whole fringe of Pam's generation was expressing vehemently its refusal of a society geared to productivity and consumerism, and was seeking answers to its doubts and questions through encounters with other cultures and forms of society. For Max Pam, the photographic act has always played a full part in this existential adventure. It is in itself a way of experiencing the world at very close hand. 'These photographs are my autobiography,' he says. Whether they reveal the daily struggle for survival or a totally unexpected discovery, they are all definitive expressions of fragments of an existence involved in a perpetual process of awakening and becoming. From the Middle East to the Himalayas, from Thailand to the Philippines, from India to China, we follow Max Pam along paths where the joy of encounters nurtures self-knowledge."