Publisher: Paso Robles, California: Nazraeli Press, 2015
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113580
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Special Limited Edition of 25 copies, with one signed and numbered original silver gelatin print. The print is housed, with a signed copy of the book, in a clamshell box which was custom-made for this special edition.
ABOUT THE BOOK: First edition, first printing. Signed by Steinmetz. Hardcover. Beige cloth-covered boards with photograph tipped in front cover and title stamped on front cover, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Mark Steinmetz. Introductory text by Anne Tucker. 92 pp., with 73 duotone plates. 11 x 10-1/2 inches. The first edition was limited to 1000 copies.
New in publisher's packaging.
From the publisher: "Nazraeli Press is delighted to announce our newest monograph by Mark Steinmetz, The Players. This long-awaited publication presents 73 of Steinmetz’s photographs of adolescent and teenaged baseball players, on the field and in the dugout, focused on the game and lost in their own worlds. Made between 1986 and 1990, the photographs are classic Steinmetz: tenderness, humor, and humanism are all present here, as is Steinmetz’s exquisite use of natural light and attention to poetic detail.
“The kids in Steinmetz’s photographs are ages 6 to 13, with a few older boys. Steinmetz must remember how awkward and uncoordinated bodies that age can be. His empathy is evident throughout the series. Most of these kids are too young to have the grace, skill or concentration required and are too green to experience the sheer pleasure of knowing they are good, maybe really good, ballplayers in an unforgiving sport. These kids run into each other in pursuit of a fly ball. Hope drives their swings more than their awareness of the art of hitting...Steinmetz concentrates less on the players in the field than those outside the base lines who are waiting to play, or cooling off. He observes the managers as well as the spectators who love the game or one of the players, or who just have a free afternoon. He sees “high fives” as well as the “what were you thinking” moments. His photographs have all the skill and grace lacking in the players.” — from the Introduction by Anne Tucker"