Daiter, Stephen (Editor/Publisher); Siskind, Aaron (Subject) & Other Photographer/Contributors. AARON SISKIND: THE 2011 AIPAD PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW CATALOG. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2011. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 50 pages. As New.

Exhibition Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. None of the copies was sold to the public. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now rare. A brilliant production by Adam Holtzman: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Aaron Siskind. Introduction by Stephen Daiter. Text contributions by Barbara Crane, Jed Fielding, Joseph Jachna, Kenneth Josephson, Kazimir Karpuszko, and Joseph Sterling, who were all students of Aaron Siskind, and are now among the finest American photographers of our time. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the AIPAD Photography Show held in New York in 2011. Presents "Aaron Siskind". Abstract photographs from the late 1940's to the early 1960's by the one photographer who is credited with having brought photography into the 20th century. Siskind started out as a documentary photographer and was one of the finest photographers associated with The Photo League, which aimed to marry street and art photography with social concerns and moral conscience. Siskind's book during his early period, "Harlem Document", is now considered a classic. It is also widely acknowledged, however, that his most important artistic output resulted from his crucial shift to Abstract Expressionism. The Abstract Expressionists considered Siskind's abstract photographs not only to be on the same level as their work in the traditional media (primarily, painting). Precisely because Siskind continued to work in photography, he introduced a whole new dimension to the Movement that they themselves did not conceive possible, and Siskind consequently influenced them as much as they influenced him. These photographs are now between 40 and 60 years old, but they have lost none of their cutting-edge vitality, breadth of imagination, and formal elegance. They are "at once sensual, intellectual, and spiritual, and provide a powerful expression of his artistic vision" (Stephen Daiter). An absolute "must-have" title for Aaron Siskind collectors. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Exhibition Catalog available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with tonally rich reproductions from vintage photographs. "Aaron Siskind Photographs" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest artist/photographers of the 20th century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER AARON SISKIND TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $30.00

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