The 120 full-page photographs in this book depict people at country fairs, rodeos, mining camps, drilling sites, and even a slaughterhouse - men and women of the American West who work at hard, everyday jobs. Richard Avedon introduces the volume with an essay on his working method and portrait philosophy, and Laura Wilson, who accompanied Avedon and his team, provides a journal of their travels, between 1979 and 1984.
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Richard Avedon was one of the most influential photographers of the second half of the 20th century, and his portrait work comprises an authoritative record of our era. As a staff photographer for Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, Avedon redefined fashion photography. In 1992 he was named the first staff photographer in the history of The New Yorker.
Laura Wilson is a photographer whose previous books are Hutterites of Montana, Watt Matthews of Lambshead, and Avedon at Work. She lives in Dallas.
John Rohrbach is senior photography curator at the Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth.
Here, Avedon abandons fashion photography in favor of this collection of "strong, occasionally shocking portraits...of miners, drifters, wildcatters, slaughterhouse workers, and adolescents" (LJ 1/86).
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Descripción Thames and Hudson Ltd London, 1985. First UK edition, H/B ,acetate cover, folio approx 12 x 15" tall VG copy in VG cover . SCARCE. Nº de ref. de la librería 11433
Descripción Thames & Hudson, London, 1985. Hardcover/Hardback. Estado de conservación: Fine. Avedon, Richard Ilustrador. 1st edition. First edition, rare version printed in Great Britain of Avedon's famous work in the American West. Book in fantastic condition protected with acetate cover. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 1010