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Postcards from America Project

Photographs by Magnum Photographers. Text by Cornelius Eady, Marie Howe, Nathan Lyons, Chris Klatell, and Laura Wexler.

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In 2012, the Eastman Kodak Company, in Rochester, New York, declared bankruptcy. That same year, ten Magnum photographers–Chien-Chi Chang, Jim Goldberg, Bruce Gilden, Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, Paulo Pellegrin, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth, Larry Towell and Donovan Wylie–established a temporary base in Rochester. Over nearly three weeks, they worked with residents and Rochester’s photographic community from the Visual Studies Workshop, the George Eastman House and the Rochester Institute of Technology to document the city. The photographers selected 1,000 images as the final archive; all 1,000 images are included in this volume. Three sets of the images were printed. One portfolio resides at the George Eastman House, the second is in a private collection and the third has been dispersed via the 1,000 copies of this limited edition: each copy contains a single print from the set.

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Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 454
Publication date: 09-29-2015
Measurements: 11 x 8.5 x 1.1 inches
ISBN: 9781597113403

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Photographs by Magnum Photographers. Text by Cornelius Eady, Marie Howe, Nathan Lyons, Chris Klatell, and Laura Wexler.

Cornelius Eady is the director of the Creative Writing program at the University of Notre Dame. He is the co-founder and vice president of Cave Canem, a retreat for African-American poets. Among his many awards are the Academy of American Poets Lamont Prize and fellowships from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim foundations. Eady was a finalist for the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for his music-drama “Running Man” and the 2001 National Book Award for “Brutal Imagination,” He is the author of seven previous volumes.
Nathan Lyons is founder of the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. His previous photography books include Notations in Passing and Riding 1st Class on the Titanic! He is the recipient of the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement in Photography.

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