Tuned In. Lloyd DeGrane, William Brashler, Larry A. Viskochil, introduction, foreword.

Tuned In. Television in American Life

Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1991. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's pictorially illustrated stiff paper wraps.

First softcover edition of Chicago-based photorapher Llyod DeGrane’s humorous series of black-and-white photos depicting Chicago’s residents watching television. "I feel like a pilgrim in search of a sacred object; in this case the TV set is the guiding light… I asked these people if I could 'stop over' during their favorite TV program. I watched them, for a while, then I stood up and walked around the room. I became the viewer of the TV watcher, and when the signal came in clear to me, I made my photograph." DeGrane initiated the series under the Changing Chicago commission, a large-scale documentary project launched in 1987 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the invention of photography and inspired by the Farm Secretary Administration project. Introduction by journalist and author William Brashler. Fine. Item #5021