Annual series no.5 – Four book set
Four book set
Book 1: mike mandel – boardwalk minus forty
Book 2: susan meiselas – prince street girls
Book 3: bill burke – they shall take up serpents
Book 4: lee friedlander – head
FOUR BOOK SET
TBW Books Series No. 5 gathers four iconic American photographers to offer four bodies of never before seen work in a powerful quartet of books.
BOOK 1 Mike Mandel –
Boardwalk Minus Forty Made while studying at the San Francisco Art Institute, Boardwalk was one of Mandel’s first serious forays into what he jokingly refers to as “real photographs.” Known for his conceptual work, most notably Evidence, created with Larry Sultan, one of photography’s seminal works, Boardwalk is a rare look back at the foundation Mandel was building all along.
BOOK 2 Susan Meiselas –
Prince Street Girls Shot during the late 1970s in New York’s Lower East Side, Meiselas developed a lasting bond with a group of 11 neighbourhood girls, collectively known as the Prince Street Girls. The book is an intimate and sprawling view of the girls’ formative years in an ever-changing city.
BOOK 3 Bill Burke –
They Shall Take Up Serpents Continuing his tradition of examining niche American cultures, Serpents explores the surreal and consuming world of coal miners doubling as religious snake handlers by the work-week’s end. Through a variety of camera formats, Burke strings together images that alone might seem out of place but together weave the storytelling the artist has become known for.
BOOK 4 Lee Friedlander –
Head Spanning 50 years of work, Friedlander assembles a collection of images that crystallizes one of his signature shooting motifs. Oscillating in tone from serious to humorous with a fluidity that belies the seemingly disparate images, Friedlander reminds viewers of his skill as both photographer and master of the book medium. Head is a fascinating glimpse into the approach of one of the world’s most enigmatic living artists.