Man and Beast

Man and Beast

Photographs From Mexico and India

Book - 2014 | First edition
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Man and Beast presents an extended photo essay comprising images from Mexico and India that span some forty years. Many of the Indian images were taken while Mark was working on her classic book Indian Circus (1983), but most of the photographs have never been previously published. Infused with an unsentimental poignancy and a fully intentional anthropomorphism, Mark's photographs of animals, circus performers, children, and others are sometimes ironic, occasionally unsettling, but always remarkably engaging. Accompanying the images are a photographer's statement and a conversation between Mark and Melissa Harris, editor-in-chief of Aperture Foundation, covering Mark's lifelong passion for animals, her experiences photographing them in circuses with their trainers, and her efforts to portray the humanity of animals and the lurking beast within humans.
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780292756113
0292756119
Characteristics: 167 pages : illustrations, 116 plates ; 32 x 32 cm
Additional Contributors: Harris, Melissa - Interviewer

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