The Photographic Essay.
Boston: A Bulfinch Press Book, 1989. 8vo oblong. 132 pp. Corners and spine ends slightly bumped. Two pages have slight creasing and wrinkling to the edge. Slight soiling to edge of ffep and first two pages. Book is slightly rolled. Light wear to edges of dj. Pages are very clean, binding very tight. 78 color and 6 b/w illustrations. "In the world of photography, what separates Allard and makes this succesfful photographer of the photographic essay unique? How did he start out? Who and what were his influences? How does he get work and complete it? Inside this book we find answers to such questions." Images are breathtaking, worldly, fine reproductions. Essay followed by group of photographs. "By a window in the kitchen Ethel Mae sits smoking..Now, as you take her picture, a brown blur streaks along the edge of the smoke-blackened wall, passing inches from the girl's bare feet to a hiding place behind an open flour barrel. She doesn't see the rat and you don't mention it. Instead you move to another room in this house where hjman life, goodness and God seem terribly out of reach. And the potentiality of the human race sits in the shadow of a great error, imprisoned and unpardoned by the surrounding flat and gray-pallored fields.." Near Fine in Near Fine dj Cloth 0821216740 (Item ID: 58440)