“HIS WORK CAN STRIKE SPARKS”
RICHARDS, Eugene. Americans We. (New York): Aperture, 1994. Large square quarto, original dark gray cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $250.
First edition of this exceptional collection by Richards, upholding “the gritty, documentary tradition of American photography” (Parr & Badger) with 95 powerful duotone plates (many double-page).
“One of the most respected American photojournalists… scores of young photojournalists followed Eugene Richards. His work can strike sparks” (New York Times). Richards has long “upheld the gritty, documentary tradition of American photography” in works such as Dorchester Days (1978) and Americans We, a work that pays homage Robert Frank’s Americains (1958) and affirms that, “as always with Richards, his involvement with those he is photographing is total, and he is one of the best of photojournalists in getting that across” (Parr & Badger II:30). A core member of the prestigious VII Agency, Richards has been hailed as “a cornerstone of contemporary documentary photography” by award-winning photographer James Nachtwey. From the library of Newsweek photographer Peter Turnley.
A fine copy.