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Jill Freedman: Resurrection City, 1968 by Jill Freedman

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Publisher : Damiani
Binding : Hardcover
Pages : 176
Publication Date : 3/27/2018
Condition : BRAND NEW
Review A series of images of the encampment of the dispossessed built on the Mall... (Jon Meacham New York Times: Book Review) The images...portray the diversity of the protests’ participants and capture the events on scales both epic and intimate [...] In Mason’s view, Freedman’s position as a white photographer does not make the images feel insincere or voyeuristic. “She walked the walk,” he says. “She had quit her job, she was virtually penniless, [and] she was not getting paid for the photos” as she took them. He adds that her respect for the subjects also comes through clearly: They’re not “cardboard heroes” with limitless strength. Instead, we see the protesters tired and frustrated. (Matthew Taub Atlas Obscura) This 50th-anniversary edited edition of Freedman’s photographs is a master-piece. ( Kirkus) It finds American society cosmetically altered, but fundamentally similar. ( PDN's Notable Photo Books of 2018) Her images and texts are frank and unromantic...but they show heroism and pride and defiance. ( PDN (Photo of the Day)) her black-and-white prints are honest and stirring portraits of the ordinary people at the heart of this historic uprising. (Rebecca Bengal Vulture) If you forget about things like traffic lights and dress shops and cops, Resurrection City was pretty much just another city. Crowded. Hungry. Dirty. Gossipy. Beautiful. It was the world, squeezed between flimsy snow fences and stinking humanity. There were people there who’d give you the shirt off their backs, and others who’d kill you for yours. And every type in between. Just a city. ( The Paris Review) This powerful work of documentary photography captures the momentum of the civil rights movement through one of its lesser known demonstrations....In black-and white photos, Freedman captures the mud and grime of the encampment. While there are signs of poverty throughout her photographs?an elderly woman wearing paper bags on her feet, a toothless man smiling at the camera?more striking is the sense of camaraderie among the residents, as seen in the photos of drum circles, kids wrestling with tire swings, groups of women sitting cross-legged on the lawn while singing and clapping their hands. (Alison Green Publisher's Weekly) Her powerful documentary book first appeared in 1971; the current reissue includes many of the original photographs …all supplemented by Ms. Freedman’s street-wise annotations. The reissue is timely. Inequity is starker than ever. (Holland Cotter The New York Times) "Freedman never represents her subjects as victims, instead contrasting Washington politicians’ indifference with the marcher’s quiet determination to be seen." (Anne Doran Collector Daily)