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Meiselas, Susan. NICARAGUA: JUNE 1978 - JULY 1979. New York City, NY: Aperture Foundation, 2016. Hardcover. Second Edition/First Printing. 128 pages. As New/As New. Signed.

Retrospective collection of photographs on subject. One of the greatest photography books of the 20th century. The Second Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. A brilliant production by Susan Meiselas and Susan Mitchell: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with white titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Susan Meiselas. Edited by Claire Rosenberg. Chronology, Captions, and "Nicaragua: Forty Years Later" appended at the end. The latter appears in this edition for the very first time. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Re-presents Susan Meiselas' "Nicaragua: June 1978-July 1979". The photographer's near-cinematic coverage of the Nicaraguan Revolution: Full-page color photographs arranged in chronological order that tell their compelling and dramatic story solely through images. "An extraordinary narrative of a nation in turmoil. Traces the evolution of the popular resistance that led to the insurrection, culminating with the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution in 1979. As the 40th Anniversary approaches, Aperture has reissued the book with an Augmented Reality ("AR") function, bringing a selection of images to life via clips from Meiselas' films, 'Pictures From A Revolution' (1991) and 'Reframing History' (2004), a documentation of her return in 2004 with 19 mural-sized images of her photographs, to collaborate with local communities to create sites for collective memory" (Publisher's blurb). A graduate of Harvard University, Susan Meiselas taught at various public schools before joining The Magnum Agency in 1976. She burst into national and international prominence with her very first book, "Carnival Strippers", a collection of black-and-white photographs of professional strippers in New England states. Her shift to color represents an achievement of the first rank in the history of photojournalism. Indeed, very few have used color to capture spontaneous events with such sensitivity, beauty, and overwhelming power: "Color photographs of this kind inevitably give way to gore or to the aestheticization of violence. Here, instead, we have enormous control, a sense of the everyday, and a vitality rooted in an active community" (John Berger). An absolute "must-have" title for Susan Meiselas collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and dated in black ink-pen on the half-title page by the photographer: "Susan Meiselas 6/2/17 Chicago". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Exhibition Catalog, "Nicaragua: June 1978 - July 1979", during which event her signature was obtained. This title is a great photography book. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, placed, and dated copy of the Second Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Almost ALL other copies of this title available online have serious flaws yet command hundreds of dollars. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. 71 color plates. Selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SUSAN MEISELAS TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0394512650. $100.00

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