In The American West – Richard Avedon (I edition)


Abrams, 1985
I edition
Hardcover, 28 x 36 cm
184 pages, 120 b/w photographs

Excellent overall condition, some traces of use on the cover. The flyleafs present some humidity stains.

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The work that Avedon did over the course of five years around the American West was to select the most characteristic faces of this macro-region, capable of best representing the degraded culture that had developed among the city suburbs. We see, set against a white background and isolated from their context of origin, so silently eloquent, the portraits of a precise circle of figures, such as: vagrants, the mentally ill, prisoners, people forced into a strenuous working life, but also children who have grown up too fast. A sequence of 120 black and white photographs with strong contrasts, which is now considered a classic. A beautiful document to immortalise the new American ‘Big West’.

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 36 × 28 cm


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