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Daiter, Stephen (Editor/Publisher); Natkin, Bob (Photographer) & Samuelson, Tim (Contributor). BOB NATKIN, PHOTOGRAPHER. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2004. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 48 pages. As New/As New.

Landmark exhibition catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a very small and limited print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. An austerely elegant production by David Williams: Regular-sized volume format. Plain softcovers, as issued. Photographs by Bob Natkin. Essay by Tim Samuelson. List of Plates appended at the end. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In integral pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine and very large flaps, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago from November 5 through December 31, 2004. Presents some of the finest and most representative images by the legendary Chicago photographer, who deserves a much wider national and international audience. Despite the fact that it was interrupted by the need to make a decent living, Natkin had a long and productive career in photography. He photographed, among other things, the inner-city projects of Chicago, Mexico, the Republican National Convention in 1952, and various celebrities and popular culture figures. The breadth of his interests is testimony to his lifelong curiosity and his commitment to social justice, a great photographer with a sociologist's wisdom, an aesthete's eye, and a moralist's conscience. "He had unshakable faith in humanity and believed that people should be able to go anywhere without fear or hesitation" (Tim Samuelson). A "must-have" title for Bob Natkin collectors. This title was not sold commercially to the public and is now collectible. This is one of few copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce copy thus. 42 plates. One of the finest American photographers of the 20th century. A flawless copy. . $40.00

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