Matar, Rania (Photographer); Queen Noor of Jordan; Lowry, Lois & Gersh, Kristen (Contributors). L'ENFANT-FEMME: PHOTOGRAPHS BY RANIA MATAR. Bologna, Italy: Editore Damiani, 2016. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 150 pages. As New/As New.

Collection of portrait-photographs in color. 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 small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Rania Matar and Editore Damiani: Oversize-volume format. Pink cloth boards with full-size photographic reproduction pasted on the cover and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Rania Matar. Texts by Queen Noor of Jordan, Lois Lowry, and Kristen Gersh. Two 7 X 6 inch, large-size Souvenir Postcards laid-in and eminently suitable for framing. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Bologna, Italy to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Rania Matar's "L'Enfant-Femme". Literally, The Woman-Child, which is not quite the same thing as its closest English equivalent, The Girl. "In today's world of endless tagging and posting images online, what is a pre-teen girl's relationship to the camera? Upending assumptions of contemporary digital image-making practices, Rania Matar re-frames these young women through her poignant portraits, revealing how girls between the ages of 8 and 13 interact with the camera, and in so doing, depicts them in deeply personal and poetic ways. Addressing themes of representation, voyeurism, and transgression, these images remind us of the fragility of youth while also gesturing toward its unbridled curiosity and joy. Makes us examine our universality, beauty that transcends place, background, and religion. Conveys the confluence of angst, sexuality, and personhood that defines the progression from childhood into adulthood" (Publisher's blurb). "The journey towards womanhood, with its expectations, demands, and hopes, is difficult to express. Matar captures the essence of the struggle in these amazing photographs" (Christian Science Monitor). "Beautiful and sensitive portraits. Evoke a fundamental, cross-cultural understanding" (Art Houston). An absolute "must-have" title for Rania Matar collectors. This copy comes with two 7 X 6 inch, large-size Souvenir Postcards that are both very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in silver pen-marker on verso by Rania Matar. They are eminently suitable for framing. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing with signed and inscribed Souvenir Postcards available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates, 2 Souvenir Postcards. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER RANIA MATAR TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 8862084501. $80.00

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