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D'Amato, Paul (Photographer); Harris, Gregory J. & Lee, Cleophus J. (Contributors). WE SHALL: PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL D'AMATO. Chicago, IL: De Paul University Art Museum, 2013. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 102 pages. As New.

Exhibition Monograph. Retrospective collection of photographs. The single best introduction to the photographic art of Paul D'Amato. Limited Edition of 750 copies. The first and only edition. Published as a hardcover original only. The Limited Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Paul D'Amato and Karin Kuzniar Tweedie: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Paul D'Amato. Text by Gregory J. Harris and Cleophus J. Lee. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark retrospective exhibition of the same name held at De Paul University Art Museum Chicago in 2013. Presents Paul D'Amato's "We Shall". Emotionally charged portraits and richly-layered views by a master portraitist. "Provides a nuanced perspective on life in some of the most challenging and troubled neighborhoods in the United States. Equally committed to his craft and to immersing himself in the community, D'Amato's collaborative approach to portraiture aspires to narrow the divide between his and his sitters' subjective experiences in order to create photographs that are at once genuine and aesthetically engaging. Brings together ten years of work, and offers insight into the making of the photographs. By pairing variants of a portrait from a single sitting, D'Amato seeks to complicate the images' meaning by defying the authority of a single photograph as a comprehensive statement. Neither 'feel-good' narratives nor stories of despair, D'Amato's photographs convey the complexities of representation and the ambiguities of life in a socially and economically marginalized community" (Publisher's blurb). We Shall Overcome. An absolute "must-have" title for Paul D'Amato collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Edition, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Paul D'Amato. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the Limited Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: D'Amato did NOT sign most copies of the Limited Edition. A rare signed copy thus. 47 plates, 3 gatefolds. One of the most brilliant American portrait-photographers of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 0978907477. $80.00

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