Marc Joseph

Marc Joseph : American Pitbull

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In this large, abundantly illustrated volume, Joseph attempts to document the American Pitbull Terrier as owned throughout the country. What emerges, however, is a single-sided, often stereotypical view of the pitbull owners themselves--a portrait that is nevertheless evocatively captured. The opening two-page spread shows a close up of a young man from Liberty, Tex., proudly baring his gold teeth and his pitbull ring; an American flag hangs above him. Subsequent photos show pitbulls tied up in back yards or being held by their tattooed owners (men and women; black, white and Latino). Joseph offers a glimpse into an East Village apartment in New York City, then turns his attention to a hangar where pitbull brick-pulling competitions are held. Only in Frey's essay, which narrates the author's search for a pitbull pup, does the stereotypical view of pitbulls as ferocious and strong begin to be challenged.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 220 x 280 x 22mm | 1,401.61g
  • Steidl Publishers
  • Steidl Verlag
  • Gottingen, Germany
  • English
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 3865210945
  • 9783865210944
  • 745,777

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36 ratings
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