Title: THE CITY OF CHILDREN: PHOTOGRAPHS BY MONIKA ...
Publisher: Berlin, Germany: Kehrer Verlag, 2011
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 112 pages. Published in 2011. Retrospective collection of color photographs. One of the most affecting and beautiful photography books devoted to children as subjects. 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. A brilliant production by Monika Merva: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Monika Merva. Essays by various leading contributors such as Anthony Bannon and Anne Wilkes Tucker. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Berlin, Germany to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is superb in its clarity, warmth, and tonal range. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Monika Merva's "City of Children". "Since 2002, Monika Merva has been documenting the lives of children who are living in a government housing facility in Hungary. It is a facility for children who are fleeing from abusive and poverty-stricken backgrounds. The children themselves call the place The City of Children. Monika Merva has exhibited at many international venues, including the Griffin Photography Museum Winchester; the RayKo Photo Center San Francisco; FotoFest Houston ; and The International House New York. Her work is in Permanent Collections such as the George Eastman House" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Monika Merva collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, dated, and inscribed in black ink-pen on the title page by the photographer: "A pleasure meeting you at FotoFest. I look forward to continuing our conversation. All the best, Monika Merva 2012". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient is named, one of the most important figures in the art photography world. This title will become a photography book classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO MICHELLE SANK "BECOMING" TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3868281746. Bookseller Inventory # 19650
Since 2002 Monika Merva has been documenting the lives of children who are living in a government housing facility in Hungary; a facility for children who are fleeing from abusive and poverty-stricken backgrounds. They call this place "The City of Children."
Based in New York, Merva has exhibited at many international venues, including the Griffin Photography Museum, Winchester, MA; the RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA; FotoFest, Houston, TX; and The International House, New York, NY. Her work is in collections such as the George Eastman House.
Anthony Bannon is the director of George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY.
About the Author:
Monika Merva, born in 1969, graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, with a degree in philosophy and received her MFA in photography from Savannah College of Art and Design. After moving to New York, she worked as a freelance photographer for several magazines, including The New Yorker, Details, and New York Times Magazine.
Her work is in public collections such as the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, George Eastman House, Hungarian Museum of Photography, and the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Art Collection. She has exhibited her work at many international venues, including the Griffin Museum, Winchester; the The RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco; The International House, New York, NY. The City of Children will be exhibited at FotoFest Houston 2012.
Anthony Bannon, Ph.D, born 1943, is the director of George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film, located in Rochester, N.Y. He has held that position since 1996, previously serving as director of the Burchfield-Penney Arts Center and director of Cultural Affairs on the campus of the State University of New York at Buffalo, both located in Buffalo, N.Y. George Eastman House is the world?s oldest museum of photography and largest museum of photography and film.
Lynne Haney is Professor of Sociology at New York University. She has conducted research on the welfare and penal systems in both the United States and in Eastern Europe.
Anne Wilkes Tucker is an American museum curator of photographic works. She has worked at the George Eastman House, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and is currently Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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