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Daiter, Stephen (Editor/Publisher); Hine, Lewis W.; Siskind, Aaron; Strand, Paul & Others. THIS WAS THE PHOTO LEAGUE: COMPASSION AND THE CAMERA FROM THE DEPRESSION TO THE COLD WAR. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2001. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 176 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective exhibition monograph. One of the most important photography books of its kind ever published. The first and only edition. Published in a relatively small and limited print run of 5000 copies as a hardcover original only. There is no ISBN. The book is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by David Williams Chicago: Oversize-volume format. Gray cloth boards with silver titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by various contributors. Edited and curated by Stephen Daiter. Essay by Anne Wilkes Tucker. New Compilations of Photographer Biographies, Listings of Photo League Exhibitions, Workgroups, and Courses by Claire Cass. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Chicago to the highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark travelling exhibition in 2001. The collection has since been acquired by The Columbus Art Center Ohio University and is on display as part of its Permanent Collection. Presents the enduring quality and lasting significance of the organization called "The Photo League of New York" (1936-1951). A nonprofit organization of dedicated photographers, the League wanted to have fun, create art, and also change the world in the process. Most members were united in their belief in the transformative power of photography to effect social change during what was a tumultuous period in American history. Lavishly illustrated with the now-classic work of Berenice Abbott, Morris Engel, Lewis W. Hine, Marvin E. Newman, Ruth Orkin, Aaron Siskind, Paul Strand, Max Yavno, and Weegee, among so many other great names in photography. A "must-have" title for photography book collectors. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of very few copies still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce copy thus. 169 plates. Some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A flawless collectible copy. . $150.00

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