Friday, 22 January 2010
_Will McBride rose to fame in the 1960s as a pre-eminent documentary photographer. His photo essays have appeared regularly in various German magazines, work that quickly established him as a definitive chronicler of the Kennedy and Adenauer years.
Will McBride has been a controversial artist. His U.S. publisher withdrew from publication Mcbride’s extraordinary sex education book, 'Show Me', although it was never officially banned. It became widely available in German, Dutch, and other language editions. Now considered rare and extremely, almost prohibitively expensive, it is available in the US through various book sites for $500. I recently bought another of his books 'Coming of Age' and totally adore everything in it. Quite dark (ie. some of the boys ages are questionable) but it was the 60's so we'll let that slip, a stunning and highly recommended book.
Posted by _RBPM at 12:10