Americans Weby Eugene Richards (Photographer)
Americans We. Photographs and text by Eugene Richards. At turns tender, funny, disturbing, and sublime, Richards's private work coheres like poetic verse. His talent for rendering the essence of an experience has never been so discernible as in this, his first project where sensibility reigns over subject. Ultimately, the photographs forge from darkness and light a vivid, idiosyncratic portrait of the American character. Also by Eugene Richards: Cocaine True, Cocaine Blue. 100 blackandwhite duotone photographs, 10 1/2 X 11, 132 pages. Hardcover.
"All too rare in an age of celebrity, Richards is a photographer whose subjects are the classic subjects of photojournalism: the hardworking, the forgotten, even the criminally insane. If we cannot recognize ourselves in all of Richard's portraits, we can find the humanity in everyone he photographs...Richards takes pictures we have not seen before and need to see."
Douglas Balz, The Chicago Tribune
Disparate pictures are miXed together from a range of stories he's done over the last 15 years. The result is lyrical, tender and affecting, each picture telling a story on its own and providing a piece of a larger tale."
New York Newsday
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- 1st ed
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- 10.88(w) x 11.38(h) x 0.83(d)
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