Duane Michals: Photographs, Sequences, Texts (1958-1984)
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, Oxford
Date Published: 1985
Book Id: 17841
INSCRIBED. Quarto [30 cm] Illustrated wraps. Near fine condition.
With a borrowed camera, Duane Michals journeyed behind the iron curtain at the height of the Cold War for the sole adventure of seeing the "enemy" on their own soil. Aware of the fact that most Americans during this period considered his trip dangerous and even crazy, he wandered around the city of Minsk, taking portraits of the people who were supposed to be our enemies. What he learned, however, was that he had more in common with the people he met than he could have ever known. It was a revelation. Rallied by the notion that there is an inherent creative reward in taking risks, Michals returned to New York to pursue photography in a way that would satisfy his desire to explore the confusing mysteries of the human condition.