Ralph Eugene Meatyard: The Family Album of Lucybelle Carter. Photographs by Ralph Eugene Meatyard. Texts by Jonathan Greene, Ronald Johnson, Guy Mendes, Thomas Meyer, and Jonathan Williams. First edition. Quarto. Beige clothbound with photo-illustrated dust jacket. Published by the Jargon Society. Millerton, NY, The Book Organization, 1974. 84 pp.
Meatyard made his living as an optician, photographing on the weekends in his rural Kentucky home. This is an unusual collection of disturbing, compelling work, in which a family dons masks in their day-to-day life.
A beautiful copy of this extremely scarce book which is particularly hard to find in clothbound. A very minor tear at crown of dust jacket; minor foxing along extremities of boards; some white smudging on both front and rear boards.