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Joel Sternfeld: Treading on Kings - Protesting the G8 in Genoa

Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 3882438371
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113659



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated wrappers with French folds printed with full-bleed four-color plates. Photographs by Joel Sternfeld. Essays by Stefania Galante and Alexander Stille. Includes notes on the plates and list of plates. Designed by John Isaacs. 96 pp., with 32 four-color plates and an additional two-page color map of Genoa, highlighting the locations of events surrounding the 2001 G8 Summit; printed by Steidl from scans made at Steidl's digital darkroom. 11 x 8-7/8 inches.




From the publisher: "Four thousand journalists and photographers gathered in Genoa during the third week of July 2001 to cover the 26th meeting of the official discussion club of the leaders of the industrialized nations of the world--currently referred to as the G8. Among them was Joel Sternfeld who came to Genoa as an artist/photographer with a commitment to planetary sustainability. What did those banner-waving, song-singing, globally-wired 'anti-global protesters' actually want? Sternfeld set out to find out. Walking and running the streets with the demonstrators, photographing and recording the comments of individuals as circumstances allowed, he made the series of quick portraits with accompanying statements that forms the heart of this book. The death of Carlo Giuliani and the terrifying Saturday night raid on the Genoa Social Forum, in which sleeping protesters were beaten, leaving pools of blood on the floor of the Armando Diaz School, gave urgency to the task of reporting what had occurred."