Crossings: Photographs from the U.S. Mexico Border
Place Published: New York
Publisher: The Monacelli Press; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
Date Published: 2003
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 43785
150pp. Quarto [30 cm] Brown cloth-effect paper over boards, with a gilt stamped title on the spine, and an embossed title on the front cover. Map endpapers. Very good condition. The corners of the covers are gently bumped, and there is a tiny stain on the top edge of the rear cover. In a very good dust jacket, with scratching to the surface, and a couple of small paint stains on the front inside flap.
The photographs of Alex Webb have been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the High Museum of Art, and the International Center for Photography. From the publisher- "Webb's photographs illuminate the precarious world of illegal border crossers: tedious waits along the fence, late-night bridge traversals, clandestine travels north, detainments and arrests. Yet his images also suggest crossings cultural, economic, and spiritual in nature, such as nightclubs and religious celebrations, tourists and day laborers, fiestas and swap meets."