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The Fat Baby

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The fat baby is an epic collection of poignant and often controversial stories photographed and written by acclaimed social documentary photographer Eugene Richards. The culmination of a dozen years of reporting, both on and off assignment, these stories, each one different in style and tone, immerse us in the lives of Honduran coffee growers, members of a Kansas City street gang, drought-plagued villagers from Niger, and doctors in an embattled Bosnian hospital. They chronicle the birth of a first child, an ...
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2004 Hardcover New 071484196X Thematic: Art. Language: English. Format: Broche. Ed: PHAIDON PRESS (04/29/2004) Weight: 2757g. / 6.08lbs Great Customer Service! *****PLEASE ... NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** Read more Show Less

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The fat baby is an epic collection of poignant and often controversial stories photographed and written by acclaimed social documentary photographer Eugene Richards. The culmination of a dozen years of reporting, both on and off assignment, these stories, each one different in style and tone, immerse us in the lives of Honduran coffee growers, members of a Kansas City street gang, drought-plagued villagers from Niger, and doctors in an embattled Bosnian hospital. They chronicle the birth of a first child, an explosion of family violence, the struggle of a farm family to hang onto its ancestral home, and the unearthing of a half-hidden grave said to hold the remains of a slave. Described as having an acute, sometimes hard-edged visual sensibility and a literary voice, Richards writes in order to come to terms with the complexities of what he is observing. At a time when photojournalists are often relegated to illustrating the ideas of others, he persists in interweaving his words and photographs to create boldly narrative stories that bear witness to the dramas of real lives and comment on the times in which we live. Deeply personal and prodigious in scope, The Fat Baby is a tribute to the emotional power of photography and a celebration of storytelling.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780714841960
  • Publisher: Phaidon Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 8.87 (w) x 11.75 (h) x 1.75 (d)

Table of Contents

A flower in the desert Chicago, Illinois 7
The wore-out farm Virgin, Utah 33
A little war Kansas City, Missouri 61
The fat baby Safo, Niger 87
Tommy clarke Philadelphia Pennsylvania 121
A procession of them Hidalgo, Mexico 151
The next step Arlington, Virginia 177
From cradle to grave Farmville, Virginia 189
Blue snow Wilici, Bosnia and Herzegovina 227
Prospects Los Angeles, California 261
The run-on of time Aubum, Nebraska 279
Here's to love Tucson, Arizona 325
Dr. death Bronx, New York 349
Am i a poor man? La Sierra Marcala, Honduras 365
Evolution Quincy, Massachusetts 391
Notes 427
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