South Central by Mark Steinmetz. First edition (2006). First impression. Large format hardback in as new condition. Signed by Mark Steinmetz to title page. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About South Central
“Renowned for his modest yet powerful photographs that capture the sense of displacement and isolation felt by many young Americans, Mark Steinmetz photographed in and around Knoxville, Tennessee to create the work that makes up South Central. The title of the book is derived from the telephone company that serves Knoxville, and their public payphones are a recurring theme in this work; an iconic reminder of the area’s socio-economic condition. The artist possesses an uncanny ability to pull folly, aggression and tenderness through his lens simultaneously, and delivers with this book a powerful and touching visual novel of the human condition.
About Mark Steinmetz
Claiming, “I am more interested in a photography that collaborates with chance events.” Mark Steinmetz has been courting chance since the mid-1980s. Keenly observing people and places and capturing them in disarming moments of humor, tenderness, and beauty. Working in series, he has concentrated on subjects such as kids and teenagers. Also small American towns, summer camp, school teachers, and street scenes in Paris and various Italian cities. Though he has worked in color, he concentrates primarily on black-and-white. While most other photographers embrace digital technologies, Steinmetz remains committed to film and to making his own prints in a darkroom, and has been using the same cameras, film, and chemicals throughout his career. “I have a strong emotional response to light and I insist that my prints convey this,” he explains, “so I still rely on film and silver paper.”
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