Evidence

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Larry Sultan, Mike Mandel
D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, 2003 - Photography - 92 pages
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In 1977, photographers Larry Sultan and Mike Mandel sifted through thousands of photographs in the files of the Bechtel Corporation, the Beverly Hills Police Department, the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Stanford Research Institute and a hundred other corporations, American government agencies, and educational, medical and technical institutions. They were looking for photographs that were made and used as transparent documents and purely objective instruments--as evidence, in short. Selecting 50 of the best, they printed these images with the care you would expect to find in a high-quality art photography book, publishing them in a simple, limited-edition volume titled Evidence. The concept for the book was clear: select photographs intended to be used as objective evidence and show that it is never that simple. Now an undisputed classic in the photo world, considered a seminal harbinger of conceptual photography, Evidenceis nearly impossible to find. This new edition is being published in recognition of the project's continued relevance, and will contain a facsimile copy of the original book plus a newly commissioned scholarly essay by Sandra Phillips of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Additionally, this edition will include a new spread of images and a group of black-and-white illustrations selected by the artists from an archive of photographs that were not included in the original book.

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About the author (2003)

Larry Sultan was born in New York in 1946. His past work includes Pictures from Home, portraits of his parents' retirement in the suburbs of Los Angeles, and, most recently, a series on the mundane life behind the scenes on adult-film sets. Sultan is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including four from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has been exhibited regularly since the early 70s, with solo shows at the Bronx Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Sultan lives and works in Greenbrae, California.

Mike Mandel has been a practicing artist since receiving a master of fine arts degree from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1974. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley during a period of expansion and transformation of the landscape that included the appearance of billboards, strip malls, and miles of freeways. He has published several photo-based books, including Myself: Timed Exposures (1971), Seven Never Before Published Portraits of Edward Weston (1974), The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards (1975), and Making Good Time (1989).

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