Title: A WORLD AWAY: PORTRAITS FROM CHINA, TIBET, ...
Publisher: Chicago, IL: Pegasus Publishing Company, 2001
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 64 pages. Published in 2001. Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful photography books of its kind in 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 Larry Snider and Sam Silvio Design: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Larry Snider. Essay by Sylvia Wolf. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper by Meridian Printing Rhode Island to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Larry Snider's "A World Away". Evocative black-and-white photographs of peoples and places very faraway: The roads not taken of China, Tibet, Bhutan, and Ladakh. "Snider's interest in the people he encountered during his travels was equalled only by his love of photography itself and by his command of light, composition, and design" (Sylvia Wolf). These luminous images speak eloquently for themselves. An absolute "must-have" title for Larry Snider collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black pen on the title page by the photographer: "With best wishes and many fond memories, Larry Snider". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipients are named, and they are unmistakably known to the photographer. This title is now collectible. 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. 45 plates. One of the most remarkable American traveller/photographers of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 0970938802. Bookseller Inventory # 19212
Synopsis: A photography book of portraits done over a 10 year period on trips through China, Tibet, Bhutan and Ladakh. There is an introduction to the book by Sylvia Wolf, the Sandra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
About the Author: Larry Snider is an attorney with a passion for photography who has been traveling over a 10 year period through China, Tibet, Bhutan and Ladkah taking portraits in remote areas attempting to capture cultures which will soon disappear. Larry’s photography has been exhibited extensively. He recently had a exhibit at the Kalamazoo Institute of Art and his work is included in the collections of over 15 museums including The Art Institute of Chicago, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
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