Branded Youth and Other Stories by Bruce Weber

Branded Youth and Other Stories by Bruce Weber
Price :  £45.00

[WEBER] Forewords by Martin Harrison & Charles Saumarez Smith. Photographs by Bruce Weber.

Boston & London. Bulfinch Press, in association with The National Portrait Gallery. 1997. First edition. Pictorial paper-covered hardback. 280 pages. Illustrated in b&w and colour. 280 x 220mm (11 x 8"). 1.6kg. 0821225251. English. Near fine; the slightest bumping to corners, a very small nick to surface of rear board; a very good, clean copy.

Published to coincide with the exhibition of Weber's work at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The exhibition and book gain their title from the opening series of photographs of four friends in Montana - Theo, Lionel, Larry and John - who branded themselves with a the heated blade of a bayonet to cement their allegiance. The story and the images of the boys epitomise Weber's photographic quest for youth, brotherhood and freedom. The book is divided into Weber's individual photographic projects from the 1990s - young actors and musicians on the edge of stardom, Vietnam, Martin Luther King Day, South Africa, Wrestling Camp at the University of Iowa, Boy Scouts, 'Being a Boy Being a Man'. With an open and honest essay from Weber and texts from Charles Bukowski, A.E. Housman, Patti Smith, Allen Ginsberg. Designed by Sam Shahid.