America in Crisis

by Mitchel Levitas



First edition first impression in near fine condition of this hardback from 1969. The dust jacket has been clipped and has minor wearing to the ends. 

“Our crisis today is the clash between the nation’s traditional vision of itself—the American Dream—and the hard, discordant realities it lives with.”

So begins the foreword by Jerry Mason and Adolph Suehsdorf, the editors of America in Crisis, a project conceived in 1968 by the photographer Charles Harbutt and Magnum New York’s Bureau Chief, Lee Jones, to document the lead-up to that year’s presidential election. Featuring the work of 18 photographers, presented in a book, exhibition, short film and experimental installation, many of the issues explored in this over 50-year-old photographic project, are sadly still relevant today.

ISBN : 718105877

Publisher magnum