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2nd: The Face of Defeat [Hardcover]

Sandy Nicholson , Susan Bright


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September 1, 2008 0973973943 978-0973973945

2nd captures contestants and competitors following the announcement that they have not won first prize. This gently ironic and at times humorous work explores the moments after personal hopes have been dashed. The project is about expectation and failure in the world of modern competitions. Loss and disappointment are the norm for a majority of competitors, even if the discrepancy between first and second place is minute.

All the subjects were photographed moments after they had stepped down from the podium or immediately following announcement of their standings.

The foreword is written by Susan Bright, an independent writer, lecturer, and curator. She is the former curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery and director of the Association of Photographers Gallery.


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Susan Bright is an independent writer, lecturer and curator. A former curator of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery and Director of the Association of Photographers Gallery.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Magenta Publishing for the Art (September 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0973973943
  • ISBN-13: 978-0973973945
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 10 x 12.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,520,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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