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Trager, Philip

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ISBN 10: 3865211313 / ISBN 13: 9783865211316
Published by Steidl Publishers, Gottingen, 2005
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Faces

Publisher: Steidl Publishers, Gottingen

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Philip Trager (Photographer)

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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Faces evolved from Philip Trager's extensive work photographing dancers and builds on his successful 1992 book Dancers. Trager has collaborated with a variety of dancers and performance artists, including Kazuo Ohno, Amanda Miller of The Frankfurt Ballet, Mark Morris, Eiko and Koma, and dancers of the Fondation Jean-Pierre Perrault. Trager's intensive approach allows him to develop a personal relationship with his subjects that is clearly expressed throughout this new work. The photographs in Faces--isolated from dance movement--present an innovative kind of portraiture. Creating a kind of psychological theater, these startling and mysterious images are intensely emotional, provocative and stunningly beautiful. Trager's photographs compel us to rethink the field of dance photography.


"...a unique look at portrait photography...expressions are evocative and sometimes haunting...a window to the soul...beautifully produced...Highly recommended..." -- Choice (American Library Association), February 2006

"...full of fierce emotion...incredibly powerful...masks of the theater-comic, tragic, and a million variables in between." Shawn O'Sullivan -- Black & White Magazine, February, 2006

"...not merely portraits...a striking study in artifice and sheer personality...wonderfully expressive...invites countless return perusals.." Matt Damsker -- E-Photo Newsletter , February 5, 2006

"...photographic sculptures...startling in their theatrical composition...each image as a single work of art..." Valerie Nye -- Library, January 15, 2006

"I’m haunted by "Faces." Directors of short films would do well to take a look for inspiration..."–Roger Friedman -->FoxNews, March 15, 2006

"Passion, desperation, ecstasy...absolute abandonment to emotion. Each face a stage unto itself....expressionist, silent-film aesthetic...cast[s] a spell...." C.D. -- Süddeutsche Zeitung, October 18, 2005

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