Mark Steinmetz: South Central
Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press LLC, in association with Light Work, Syracuse, New York, and the Joy of Giving Something, Inc., New York, 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113666
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. White paper-covered boards with tipped-in duotone plate on cover, and title stamped in gray on cover and spine, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Mark Steinmetz. Introduction by Richard B. Woodward. 72 pp., with 57 duotone plates, gorgeously printed on fine matte art paper. This first edition is limited to 1000 hardbound copies and 500 soft cover copies.
New in publisher's shrink wrap (slit open for inspection).
From the publisher: "Renowned for his modest yet powerful photographs that capture the sense of displacement and isolation felt by many young Americans, Mark Steinmetz photographed in and around Knoxville, Tennessee to create the work that makes up South Central. The title of the book is derived from the South Central Bell telephone company that serves Knoxville, and their public payphones are a recurring theme in this work; an iconic reminder of the area's socio-economic condition. The artist possesses an uncanny ability to pull folly, aggression and tenderness through his lens simultaneously, and delivers with this book a powerful and touching visual novel of the human condition. Mark Steinmetz is a Guggenheim Fellow. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art."