New York: The Ecco Press, 1987. First Edition. Folio, publisher's black cloth, spine blindstamped, peach end papers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
32 black-and-white plates of Burke's portraits from across Kentucky and the deep South. Burke began this Polaroid series in 1975 as part of "The Kentucky Bicentennial Documentary Photography Project," later continuing the work with a 1979 Guggenheim Fellowship. "Burke's subjects look at the camera differently than urbanites, more naively and more expectantly, as if the lens were capable of transforming them into something glamorous, something larger than their own lives" (from Grundberg's preface). Boards slightly bowed; unclipped dust jacket with some rubbing to spine-ends and flap folds. Very good. Item #688