Authentic Americana : : The Art of Social Documentary

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This is retrospective collection of the photography of photojournalist James Crnkovich. It is introduced by Bob Mielke and has commentaries by Lester Joos. The book contains fifty-five of James’s finest photographs in either black and white or color. The photographs document life in America under the following categories: Intimate Relationships, Studies, Rethinking Art, Geometry, Incongruous Places, the Politics of Irony, Gun Culture, Public Permissibility,Babe-acious Behavior, Public Relationships, Being Kids, and Vanishing America. Each image is accompanied by a contextualizing or reflective comment by the photographer.

James Crnkovich holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of
Minnesota in Photo-journalism.  He has been a freelance photographer
for over thirty years and has worked on the Iron Range Community
Documentation Project and more recently on a project with his friend
Bob Mielke to document the culture and people surrounding American
nuclear weaponry.  He lives in Mesa, Arizona, with his wife and son.

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