Social Graces. Photographs by Larry Fink. Aperture, New York, 1984. 79 pp. Quarto. First edition. Inscribed and signed on verso of front flyleaf, For______/Larry Fink'. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions.
A singular work of penetrating social documentary by one of the genre's great practitioners!! "Fink's photographs of social gatherings reveal the customs and expressions of two apparently different groups: those of the wealthy in his New York "black tie" pictures, and those living in the blue-collar community of Martins Creek, Pa., where Fink resides. "Beneath the thin surface of merriment and celebration he finds a world of small dramas where a smile belies anxiety and occasions or a party are revealed to embody moments of humor as well as doubt and despair."--the publisher.
Price-clipped dust jacket; otherwise Fine+/Fine.