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D'Amato, Paul (Photographer); Bey, Dawoud & Other Contributors. HERE/STILL/NOW: PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL D'AMATO. Heidelberg, Germany: Kehrer Heidelberg Berlin, 2017. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 112 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of photographs. One of Paul D'Amato's finest achievements. Advance Signed Copy of The true First 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 book will be released to the general public four months later, in late-January, 2018, making this Advance Copy the true first. A brilliant production by Paul D'Amato and Kehrer Verlag: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Paul D'Amato. Essays by Dawoud Bey ("Here"), the preeminent African-American portrait photographer of our time, Camara Dia Holloway ("Still"), and Amy M. Mooney ("Now"). Each essay frames and illuminates the sequence of images it precedes. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Heildelberg by Kehrer Verlag 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, "Don't Forget To Move Your Feet: Photographs Until Now by Paul D'Amato", held at Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago in September, 2017. Presents Paul D'Amato's "Here/Still/Now". Emotionally charged portraits and richly-layered views by a master portraitist. "The West Side of Chicago is not the poorest, the oldest, the largest, or the most African-American of African-American communities in the United States. It is similar to every other swath of poverty in every single city. We are led to believe that these communities are in crisis when something occurs that lands them on the front page. The real crisis, however, is ongoing and it's one of acceptance of the conditions of poverty, day in and day out. Paul D'Amato's photographs won't change these neighborhoods. But they remind us that the individuals that live in them are as important as any one of us" (Publisher's blurb). "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. Conveys the complexities of representation and the ambiguities of life in a socially and economically marginalized community" (De Paul University). An absolute "must-have" title for Paul D'Amato collectors. This Advance Signed Copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, and dated (before publication) in black pen-marker on the title page by the photographer: "Paul D'Amato Sept. 15 2017 Chicago". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It is also very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on his Contribution by Dawoud Bey. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Exhibition Souvenir Announcement during which event their signatures were obtained. The book comes in a Souvenir Canvas Bag that was issued on a very limited basis for Opening Night only. This title is an instant collectible, and will become contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed, placed, and pre-publication dated copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies were damaged in transit because of shoddy packing on the publisher's part. The book will be released to the general public four months later, in late-January 2018. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the most brilliant American portrait-photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PAUL D'AMATO AND DAWOUD BEY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3868287825. $100.00

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