Baker & Taylor A distinguished photographer offers an evocative portrait of African-American life in the United States in 135 dramatic images of joy, violence, grief, rural innocence, the urban drug scene, and more.
Norton Pub Noted Magnum photographer Eli Reed's provocative and often poignant portrait of black life in America.
Blackwell North Amer Eli Reed has been documenting the black experience in America from the first time he began taking pictures. Now a member of Magnum, the prestigious photojournalist's cooperative, he is known for his unflinching coverage of events both large and small. Here we see tender moments between parents and children contrasted with the Los Angeles riots. The joy of a wedding follows the sorrow and anger at the funeral of Yusef Hawkins in Brooklyn. The deceptive innocence of rural life balances the tensions of the urban drug scene. And a 104-year-old woman contemplates her life a few pages away from the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. There is truth in Reed's work, as well as anger, and compassion. These images communicate to us--sometimes as gently as a kiss and sometimes as cruelly as a bullet. They are part of Eli Reed's America--and ours.
Baker & Taylor A distinguished photographer offers an evocative portrait of African American life in the United states in 135 dramatic images of joy, violence, grief, rural innocence, the urban drug scene, and more