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Pierce, Olive. IRAQI CHILDREN: PHOTOGRAPHS BY OLIVE PIERCE. Boston, MA: The Art Of Compassion, 2003. Other. First Edition/First Printing. 13 pages. As New. Signed.

Rare Olive Pierce collectible set. A pristine copy of "Iraqi Children: Photographs by Olive Pierce", signed by Olive Pierce. Retrospective collection of postcards. 4 X 5 inch black-and-white photographic postcards, from the sequence taken by the American photographer in 1999. The Complete Set of 12 postcards (plus a Cover Card) was published by the Art of Compassion to help call attention to the plight of Iraq's children. Printed on stiff, uncoated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. There is no ISBN. The Postcard Set is now rare. Presents Olive Pierce's "Iraqi Children". Heartbreakingly beautiful photographs of beautiful children, "a people who have had more than their share of suffering and yet haven't lost hope" (Olive Pierce). Hers is a crucial point because out of habit, we seldom think - so Pierce forces us to think - of children as people, with the same reactions, sensations, thoughts, feelings, and experiences as grownups do. "Children everywhere in the world are especially vulnerable to the disasters that befall their countries. In Iraq, the young have suffered the effects of war. Yet they have a brightness of spirit that defies the harshness of their lives. Olive Pierce, a documentary photographer and longtime political activist, has been advocating since 1998 for an end to the economic sanctions that have caused disruptions and death among Iraqi children. In 1999, she made a journey to Iraq under the auspices of Voices In The Wilderness to bring back firsthand impressions of their lives" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Olive Pierce collectors. This Complete Set is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black pen on the Cover Card by Olive Pierce. It is signed directly on the card itself, not on a tipped-in page. The Cover reproduces all 12 photographs of the set in miniature. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed set thus. 12 loose, 4 X 5 inch postcards. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine set. . $50.00

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