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LADLI - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by Fazal Sheikh

Sheikh, Fazal

Published by Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2007
ISBN 10: 3865213812 / ISBN 13: 9783865213815
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Title: LADLI - Scarce Pristine Copy of The First ...

Publisher: Gottingen, Germany: Gerhard Steidl Druckerei Und Verlag, 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 140 pages. Published in 2007. Collection of photographs. One of the most important photography books of our time. The First Hardcover 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 First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Fazal Sheikh and Gerhard Steidl: Oversize-volume format. Khaki cloth boards with maroon titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Fazal Sheikh. Printed on pristine-white, thick uncoated stock paper in Gottingen, Germany to the highest standards. The reproductions are truly stunning in their intensity. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Fazal Sheikh's "Ladli". His second portrait of India, a country of beauty and pain, its people, especially its women, blessed and cursed at the same time. "In India it costs a poor family 50 rupees to hire a midwife to oversee the birth of a child. For an additional 10 rupees, the parents are assured that the birth of a girl will be met with an act of infanticide by the midwife. The alternative for many is an institution like the Delhi orphanage, in which Fazal Sheikh's work on the predicament of the girl-child in India begins, and 99 percent of that orphanage's population are girls. Ladli follows on the heels of Sheikh's 'Moksha', which documented the plight of the Indian widow, and for which, in combination with this companion volume, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson granted Sheikh its Henri Cartier-Bresson (HCB) Award in 2005" (Publisher's blurb). "At once descriptive and loving, and warm rather than cool, the photographs are extraordinarily moving portraits in the classic mode (think Julia Margaret Cameron and Irving Penn), whose aesthetic weight is multiplied by the power of their maker's concern" (The New Yorker Magazine). An absolute "must-have" title for Fazal Sheikh collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Fazal Sheikh. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. 95 tritone plates. Winner of the MacArthur Genius Grant in 2005. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER FAZAL SHEIKH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3865213812. Bookseller Inventory # 12750

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Synopsis: In India it costs a poor family 50 rupees, to hire a midwife to administer the birth of a child. For an additional ten rupees, the parents are assured that the birth of a girl will be met with an act of infanticide by the midwife. The alternative for many is an institution like the Delhi orphanage in which Fazal Sheikhs work on the predicament of the girl-child in India began 99% of that orphanages population are girls. By delving into the story of the girl-child, Sheik renders the other side of the spectrum of women in India. Girl Child is the second part of his project on India, which was begun with Moksha (published in 2005 by Steidl).

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