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Mills, Joseph (Artist/Photographer) & Tucker, Anne Wilkes (Contributor). JOSEPH MILLS: INNER CITY. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2003. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 72 pages. As New/As New.

Collection of the artist/photographer's street photography work. Limited Edition of 2000 copies. The first and only edition. Published to enormous critical acclaim. An austerely elegant production by Melissa Kennedy: Regular-sized volume format. Handsome cream silk cloth boards with brown titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Joseph Mills. The original prints were made on expired photographic paper which were then varnished, giving the images their evocative "faded-and-used" look. Essay by Anne Wilkes Tucker. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art Washington DC from February 13 through April 14, 2003. Presents the artist/photographer's black-and-white photographs of Washington DC's streets, which are finally being recognized as of comparable power and importance as his celebrated photomontage/collage art. "People and their detritus are the focal points of these pictures. His subjects are not Washington's elite but those whose situations in life are more peripheral and vulnerable: Children, street prophets, the homeless, and the mentally unstable. The resulting pictures are both about the inner city life he records and his own internal conflicts" (Publisher's blurb). If so, they would be vintage street photography, whether it is practiced by Henri Cartier-Bresson or Diane Arbus, Garry Winogrand or Helen Levitt, that is to say, the streets of America as they have always been, a microcosm of the city. What Joseph Mills brings to the genre is his poetic treatment of the subject, aided by technique (varnish) and materials (outdated paper) that once seen, one is not likely to forget. "Mills is a good enough picture-maker to intrigue us and yet he is determined to keep us on the edge of unknowing" (Anne Wilkes Tucker). A "must-have" title for Joseph Mills collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen by Joseph Mills. This title is now highly collectible. This is the only signed copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 49 plates. One of the finest living American artist/photographers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOSEPH MILLS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 159005055X. $70.00

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