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Sheikh, Fazal. FAZAL SHEIKH WHEN TWO BULLS FIGHT, THE LEG OF THE CALF IS BROKEN. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University, 2002. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New.

Exhibition catalog. An elegant production by Fazal Sheikh: Regular-sized format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover, as issued. Photographs and text excerpts by Fazal Sheikh. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 2002. Many of the images are now a part of the University's Permanent Collection. Fazal Sheikh was also named Artist-in-Residence by the University's Center for the Visual Arts, a long-overdue recognition of the importance of his work. Presents some of the finest and most representative work by the great American photojournalist thus far. Culled from his three collections: "A Sense of Common Ground", "The Victor Weeps: Afghanistan", and "A Camel for the Son/Ramadan Moon". Fazal Sheikh is unique among so-called "concerned photographers" in that he believes in communicating the individuality of every subject's pain and suffering. While his ultimate aim is activist - to gain awareness and generate positive action on behalf of the refugees in Africa, Afghanistan (where the Afghan people are in the unique position of being refugees in their own homeland), and other parts of the world - the photographs themselves are heartbreakingly beautiful because Fazal Sheikh insists that each subject be seen as an individual in all his or her appalling suffering and indomitable pride in spite of it. Fazal Sheikh's books will achieve canonical greatness and these books will become indispensable to every serious photography collection. This Exhibition Catalog was not widely distributed or sold commercially. This is the only copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. 12 duotone plates. Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2005. One of the most brilliant living photographers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER FAZAL SHEIKH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $20.00

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