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December 6 @ 5:30 pm
Bruce Weber: Autographing ONLY
Over the past eleven years, the photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber and his partner Nan Bush have published the book series All-American featuring works by artists, photographers, essayists, poets, and personalities whose lives and accomplishments they wish to celebrate. The newest volume presents an eclectic lineup of American talents whose potent personalities and creative works exemplify freedom, conviction and inspiration.
All-American XVII: Glory Be
Wednesday, December 6, 5:30pm
About the Book:
In this seventeenth edition of his annual arts journal, Bruce Weber considers the wisdom of the experienced and the conviction of the young as a framework for hope in disorienting times. He profiles the veteran stage actor Cherry Jones and the long-time CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer, whose respective careers stand as testaments to personal ingenuity, common sense, and the power of adaptability. The uncommon life of the late philanthropist and entrepreneur Jay Weiss—a pillar of the Miami community—is narrated with humor and candor by two of his daughters, Jennie Weiss Block and Laurie Weiss Nuell. Patti Ragan, the founder of the Center for Great Apes, shares her devotion to primates abandoned by the entertainment industry. In addition to these profiles, Weber presents photo essays devoted to Sergeant James Jensen IV, a decorated Army veteran trying to navigate the return to civilian life, and Marge Winski, the soulful lighthouse keeper who stands watch over Montauk Point on the East End of Long Island, NY.
All-American XVII: Glory Be is also rich with original commissioned works. Noe Dewitt documents the final days of Saint Anthony, a parochial school in Jersey City, in a story that explores the unique relationship between its celebrated basketball coach, Bob Hurley, and one of his last star players, R.J. Cole. An all-star lineup of contemporary women photographers—Lynda Churilla, Stef Mitchell, Yelena Yemchuk and Olivia Bee—reflect on the experience of chronicling the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. And Joel Griffith presents a highly personal, contemplative study of the Rockaways—a quiet corner of Queens that mirrors the hopes and contradictions of New York City at large.
The journal closes with a heartfelt dedication to Sam Shepard—the celebrated author, playwright and a frequent subject of Weber’s lens.
All-American XVII: Glory Be is published independently by Little Bear Press and will be available for purchase in mid-November.
About the Author:
Photographer and filmmaker Bruce Weber first rose to international prominence in the early eighties on the success of images that combined classical styling with more visceral underpinnings of desire, mood, and sexuality. His ability to construct a seamless sense of romance and drama created the central public images for fashion houses like Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Versace, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Louis Vuitton, as well as earning him an enduring presence as a contributor to magazines at the very highest levels in the industry. Throughout his career, Weber continues to work in various forms–he has directed seven short and feature length films, published more than 40 books, and has held more than 60 exhibitions world-wide–extending his lifelong exploration of the nature of human relationships.
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