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Miller, Sandro. IMAGINE CUBA: 1999-2007: PHOTOGRAPHS BY SANDRO MILLER. Milan, Italy: Edizione Charta, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 160 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Sandro Miller and Charta: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with red and white titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Sandro Miller. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Milan, Italy to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Sandro Miller's "Imagine Cuba: 1999-2007". A gritty look at an even grittier people and place. Miller was given official permission to photograph Cuban athletes despite the ban, in place since 1959, on photographing sports figures in the country. His book gathers together Miller's lush color and black-and-white portraits of athletes, young and old, against the backdrop of Cuba's streets and gyms, supplemented with his sensitive diaristic narrative. "The people of Cuba provided me with faces that told a million stories: Stories of war, of love, of heartache and pain, of hard work and determination. Faces beaten up by the sun and the heat. But most of all, faces that still had pride running deep within the pores of their skin" (Sandro Miller). The recipient of numerous photography awards, Sandro Miller's evocative and acutely beautiful images appear regularly in The New Yorker Magazine, Wired, and Details, among other major publications. His most celebrated book, the two-volume "American Bikers" (1998), is now widely regarded as a classic. An absolute "must-have" title for Sandro Miller collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed and inscribed in black pen on the half-title page by the photographer: "PEACE, Sandro". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. There is no recipient named. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online command between $75 and $150 even if they are not signed. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with toned black-and-white and color plates. One of the most brilliant living American photographers. A fine copy. . ISBN 8881586924. $80.00

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