Created and edited by Bruce Weber. Numerous contributing authors and artists.
Little Bear Press, 2011. 200 pp., illustrated throughout,
The latest installment of Bruce Weber’s signature arts journal examines individuals whose actions of works reflect a deeply personal pursuit of meaning in an increasingly volatile world. Bruce Weber’s own photographs factor prominently in a long-form profile of two American Marines wounded during tours in Afghanistan, as well as chapters on the NFL legend Jim Otto and the documentary filmmaking team of Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker. The sunny lyricism of The Carpenters and a light-hearted ode to matinee idols of the 1960s stand in contrast to the political art of Sister Corita Kent and the heady prose of James Salter’s tribute to Irwin Shaw. Stories praising the legacy Sargent Shriver and the work of a Harlem-based homeless advocacy group round out this year’s line-up.
All-American Volume Eleven: Just Life is 200 pages long, softbound, first edition of 5000 copies only. It features previously unpublished photographs and writings by Bruce Weber, as well as original photography commissions by John Scott and Deanna Templeton and extensive interviews by staff writers.