- Hardcover: 71 pages
- Publisher: Nazraeli Pr (January 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1590051718
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 10.5 x 12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,856,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Renowned for his modest yet powerful photographs that capture the sense of displacement and isolation felt by many young Americans, Mark Steinmetz photographed in and around Knoxville, Tennessee to create the work that makes up South Central. The title of the book is derived from the South Central Bell telephone company that serves Knoxville, and their public payphones are a recurring theme in this work; an iconic reminder of the area's socio-economic condition. The artist possesses an uncanny ability to pull folly, aggression and tenderness through his lens simultaneously, and delivers with this book a powerful and touching visual novel of the human condition. Beautifully printed in duotone on matte art paper, South Central is printed in a first edition of 1,000 casebound copies. Mark Steinmetz is a Guggenheim Fellow. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Hardcover, 12 x 13, 72 pages, 57 duotone plates.
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This is classic black and white photography, mostly portraits, done over the last 90's and 00's, but all published as books in the last three years. The work is touching and humanistic, if a little old-school in it ways and manners, although the utter sincerity burns through, rendering such a critique redundant. The books are a little dull in their design, which holds things back- how many more admirers might have been reached through better handling of the work. But it is churlish to nit pick with such work. Highly recommended.