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Vignettes: Chapters From a Life Paperback – April 13, 2012
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In "Vignettes," Cherry backgrounds the stories behind some of her pictures from the heyday of American illustrated magazines - the cold damp of a post-war London winter, the hardscrabble family life of West Virginia miners even after unionization, and mid-century Navajo reservation conditions, for example. She also writes about photographs that are themselves the stories -- her confiscated film in 1950s Czechoslovakia and Mexico. But it's Cherry's New York stories, for which there are few or no pictures, that equally distinguish this memoir. With modesty and an open heart, she details personal events that helped shape her life while indelibly reflecting and illuminating the big picture issues of our modern times in politics, art, racial equality, women's autonomy, and personal integrity. Throughout the book are wonderful photographs, both of and by Cherry, from childhood to just yesterday, for her "best" pictures are those she is still taking.