Photographer Jonathan Sa’adah gives an unglossy but deeply human view of the period from 1968 to 1975 in richly detailed, observant images that have poignant resonance with the present. Capturing the tipping point when television was just beginning to establish its advertising and journalistic muscle, and corporate power was starting to erode centuries of rural, local identity, the photographs show economic and social dislocation, student and faculty opposition to the Vietnam War, and idealistic young people going back to the land. They delineate a fractured society, in which a threatened younger generation challenged a political elite who were already placing the footings for endless war. Ninety-one sepia photographs reproduced with an introduction by Teju Cole, essays by Beth Adams, Hoyt Alverson, and Steven Tozer, and a preface by the photographer.
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Book information: 92 photographs, 142 pages in both paperback and hardcover.
Publisher: Available for order at Phoenicia Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-927496-04-6 (hardcover) 978-0-9866909-5-2 (paperback); CIP data available
Format: 8.5” wide x 11″ high (21.6 cm x 28 cm). Hardcover version with smyth sewn signatures and traditional natural linen binding plus dust jacket. Paperback is perfect bound.