First Edition, Richard Avedon, Soft Cover. By the late 70's fashion photographer Richard Avedon had photographed 752 people in 17 states; a selection of 123 portraits constituted the eventual exhibition and the collection in this book. The illusion of equality and great opportunities for all, and the Hollywood-slash-John wayne dream of the good old pioneering West - a dream shared by a surprising lot of westerners themselves - are effectively shattered by these haunting portraits of barmaids, drifters, ranch-hands, prisoners, mental patients, Hutterites, coal miners, slaughter house workers, 12 year old girls looking twice their age, (sub) teenage boys handling guns and snakes, oil-rig workers, and many others alongside them. This is a book every fan of portrait photography should own, without exception.
23" wide by 1" tall by 13" deep
Store out of direct light to prevent fading and handle carefully when viewing.
Perfect almost new copy of the first edition soft cover. The only visible blemish is a bit of sticky residue on the front over where a price sticker was once located. A collectors dream copy for sure.