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The Box

The Box

"These photographs tugged at my heartstrings. By the time I reached the last page there were tears stinging my eyes. 'A picture is worth a thousand words' feels like a woefully inadequate aphorism to use for such an evocative collection of photography. The composition of each—and furthermore, each page—is challenging and compelling. They are at turns dancerly, and intimate; striking, and aching. Viewing them feels at once like watching a performance, and intruding on a private moment."

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Author Ron Amato
Publisher Bruno Gmuender
Publication Date 2017-06-01
Section Photography / All Staff Suggestions / Non-Fiction Suggestions / Read D.
Type New
Format Hardcover
ISBN 9783959852999

Focused on themes of isolation, desire, conflict and empowerment, Ron Amato’s photographic series and book, The Box, speaks to human experiences of self-discovery and community building. Using a series of boxes to create visual metaphors, Ron echoes his development from adolescence to adulthood through over 100 color, and black and white photographs. Evoking first his youth in Brooklyn, New York during the 1960s and 1970s, moving through his coming out as a gay man and to his present position as a respected professional photographer and teacher, Ron creates a vivid portrait of struggle and triumph. Individually the photographs evoke powerful responses. However, they achieve the scope of their power only in relation to each other. Reflecting the square of the boxes in the photographs, this 96-page book is designed in a 10-inch square format.

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