In the American West

In the American West

Book - 2005 | 2005 ed.
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Avedon's In the American West was a large-scale project intended to create a portrait of Americans of the West. The photographer traveled for five years meeting and photographing the people of the West - ranch workers, roustabouts, bar girls, drifters, and gamblers. He focused on men and women who worked at hard, uncelebrated jobs and lead unheralded lives. When the work was exhibited at the Amon Carter Museum, a reporter at the local paper wrote, this is not our West. The show was controversial and remains so. The book includes an essay by Avedon on his working methods and portrait philosophy, as well as a journal of the project by Laura Wilson. The new edition also includes a brief foreword by John Rohrbach, senior curator of photographs at the Amon Carter Museum, but is otherwise unchanged from the original book.
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2005.
Edition: 2005 ed.
ISBN: 9780810959286
0810959283
9780883600979
0883600978
Branch Call Number: 779.2092 AVEDON
Characteristics: [171] pages : chiefly illustrations ; 37 cm

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