Title: MEDIC: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JENNIFER B. HUDSON: ...
Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Photolucida, 2012
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 48 pages. Published in 2012. Breakthrough collection of photographs interspersed with text. The PhotoLucida Critical Mass Winner of 2011. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Jennifer B. Hudson: Oversize-volume format. Khaki cloth boards with photographic reproduction pasted on the cover and titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Jennifer B. Hudson. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper by Oddi Printing in Iceland to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in a lovely collectible format, Jennifer B. Hudson's prize-winning and ground-breaking collection, "Medic". "Explores the tenderness of human relationships during illness and recovery. Each image is beautifully crafted and meticulously staged on hand-built sets. The viewer is transported to a world (the early 20th century) where languishing patients are attached to antique apparatuses and fantastical, imagined medical equipment. The images are interspersed with touching, anonymous personal notes (handwritten or typed), reminiscences of those who have tenderly watched over ailing loved ones. While the visual language is imaginary, the language of love and loss is real. The heartbreak of seeing a loved one suffer and the desire to assuage pain with a tender word and loving touch are universal. Hudson's sensitive approach and compelling aesthetic infuse these subjects with new resonance" (Publisher's blurb). The grid-like rigor of each image and the sequence as a whole heightens (rather than diminishes) the sensation and feeling of pain and suffering of the illness depicted. An absolute "must-have" title for Jennifer B. Hudson (who now goes by Jennifer Thoreson) collectors. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Many copies available online have serious flaws. A scarce copy thus. 20 plates. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 1934334138. Bookseller Inventory # 19381
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