Rare fine copy of Aaron Siskind’s 1st Edition, Softcover, 8 x 8 1/4, 80 pp, with dust jacket and a forward by the notable photographer, writer, film director and musician, Gordon Parks. His forward provides a wonderful description of Siskind’s work. In very small part, “Aaron Siskind’s Document, a mirror of my own past, speaks explicitly for itself. It is an ongoing memory of Black people living in crowded kitchenettes; suffering the loneliness of rented bedrooms; praying in leftover churches, and graspoing a patch of happiness whenever and wherever they could find it...”
Profusely illustrated with reproductions of black and white photographs of Siskind’s photographs, this book was published in a small and limited first print run simultaneously with the hardcover edition. The first edition is now rare. Text excerpts have been gathered and edited by Ann Banks from the landmark study, “Federal Writers Project.” Titles on the cover and spine as issued.
Signed and dated by Siskind 11-29-81. Minor age toning.
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