Emergence - Cynthia MacAdams

MACADAMS, Cynthia.
First edition. 4to. 120pp. B&w plates throughout. Black cloth boards with illustrated dust jacket. New York: Chelsea House, 1977.
Dust wrapper a little worn. A very good copy.

MacAdams' incredible photographic series focusing on American women. From Patti Smith, Jane Fonda, Barbara Hammer, Judy Chicago, and Alice Neel, to 'the woman having lunch' or the family on the street in New York City, each portrait conveys the formidable energy of its subject. 

'The women I've chosen matter to me. They're my teachers. Whether it's an old woman taking me on long walks in the Rockies. Or it's Kate Millett teaching me politics. Or it's shaman Alice Neel teaching me about auras. Or it's Shelley Winters teaching me discipline. Or it's Mary Farkas teaching me to meditate. Each one has nourished me and helped me to understand myself.'

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