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Storyville portraits;: Photographs from the New Orleans red-light district, circa 1912 Hardcover – 1970


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  • Hardcover: 86 pages
  • Publisher: Museum of Modern Art; distributed by New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, Conn; First Edition edition (1970)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006C02LY
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #838,281 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Vic Setterholm on December 2, 2009
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A collection of the only extant photographs by E. J. Bellocq, with an enlightening text afford a unique view of his working life. To correct the Hardcover pagination mistake in the description, there are actually 88 pages, not 17 pages. The 34 photographs from 89 glass plates were all printed with a laborous printing method by Lee Friedlander. The plates were found in Bellocq's desk after his death.

The text edited by John Szarkowski include interviews by Lee Friedlander with people who were well acquainted with Bellocq's 45 years of photographing. These people include a fellow photographer, a writer, musicians, and a former prostitute who was of special interest to and photographed by Bellocq.

I came upon this work when the film "Pretty Baby" was given as a review assignment in a photography class. Although all of the prostitutes are adult in his Bellocq's book, Louis Malle--the Internationally acclaimed Director--took the subject of 'child' prostitution and included Bellocq as a character.
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