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The Editors of Portfolio Magazine & Fiorio, Giorgia . GIORGIA FIORIO: "MEN" PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE SPEZIAL FOTOGRAFIE STERN PORTFOLIO LIBRARY OF PHOTOGRAPHY. Hamburg, Germany: Stern Gruner + Jahr AG, 2002. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 94 pages. As New.

Retrospective collection of photographs. Special Limited and Numbered Edition. Number 21 in the continuing Series by Stern. The first 50 Issues of the Stern Portfolio Library of Photography, the most avidly collected Photography Series of its kind in the world, were all published as softcover originals only. A brilliant production by Stern: Oversize-volume format. A very tall and slim book. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover, as issued. Photographs by Giorgia Fiorio. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Germany to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Giorgia Fiorio's contribution to the now-legendary Series whose brilliant concept is to devote each Issue to a particular photographer, either as a "Portfolio Issue" or as a "Spezial Fotografie". This brilliant and moving collection consists of some of the photographer's most memorable and iconic images, which show men in various European countries engaged in what one would have to call masculine pursuits, whether they be hazardous occupations like mining, Olympic-oriented sports like swimming, or traditional ceremonial games like bullfighting (a dashing Spanish matador on the cover). Hence the simple title, "Men". They are defined by what they do. Gritty, hard-edged, unforgettable photographs of real men in real-life situations. Some of the shots such as the photographs of Olympic swimmers underwater required an intrepid and highly skilled photographer, which Fiorio is known for and much admired. There are several stunning doublespreads. The Portfolio Magazine/Spezial Fotografie Series have become eminently collectible and now include contributions by Peter Beard, William Klein, James Nachtwey, Francis Giacobetti, Annie Leibovitz, Nan Goldin, Mario Testino, David LaChapelle, Herb Ritts, Ellen von Unwerth, Giorgia Fiorio, Horst, Martin Parr, and Andreas H. Bitesnich, among many others. A "must-have" title for Giorgia Fiorio collectors. This Issue has been out-of-print for a very long time and is now collectible. This is the only copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce copy thus. One of the most brilliant living Italian photographers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PORTFOLIO MAGAZINE AND SPEZIAL FOTOGRAFIE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 3570192539. $70.00

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