Title: Harlem Document, Photographs 1932-1940
ISBN Number: 0936554061 / 9780936554068
Seller ID: 51307
SISKIND, AARON. Harlem Document, Photographs 1932-1940, Providence: Matrix Publications, 1981. Square octavo, first edition, pp. 80, black cloth boards stamped with cream-colored lettering on spine and front, duotone photo plates, intro by Gordon Parks, text by Ann Banks. Previously unpublished work that was part of an unhappy New York Photo League project. Robert Hirsch, in "Seizing the Light" (page 294), explains: "During the 1930s, under the direction of Aaron Siskind (1903-1991), members of the Photo League's Feature Group spent three years covering New York's vital black community, producing the Harlem Document. Disputes with League members over his growing interest in formal aesthetics led to Siskind's leaving the organization in 1941." Aside from Feature Group photos, included here are images Siskind made for another project he called the Most Crowded Block. Condition: Dust jacket and boards lightly worn, small sticker ghost on free front endpaper, all else fine.