Jock Sturges: The Last Days of Summer : Photographs by Jock Sturges, Paperback Book

Jock Sturges: The Last Days of Summer : Photographs by Jock Sturges Paperback

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In 1990, the FBI entered Sturges's studio and seized his work, claiming violation of child pornography laws.

Citizens, artists, and the media responded with outrage.

With The Last Day of Summer, Aperture accords Sturges's vision the dignity and respect it so richly deserves."In the 58 images of this handsome... monograph, Sturges sustains a delicate balance on a very precarious wire...

His struggle is to observe and render his subjects in all of their complexities, trembling on the cusp of change.

The result of this long-term, communal effort is one of the most clear-eyed, responsible investigations of puberty and the emergence of sexuality in the medium's history, making a metaphor of the metamorphosis from child to adult." --A.

D. Coleman, The New York Observer


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 60 black-and-white duotone photographs
  • Publisher: Aperture
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Individual artists, art monographs
  • ISBN: 9780893815387



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Jock Sturges' photos of nude adolescents ( mainly women ) and their families are beautiful and I would say worshipful of budding womanhood. They are not erotic, sexy, exploitive or objectifying but simply beautiful. If you have the opportunity, you should at least browse through one at a library or bookstore. I borrowed them from UVA, my local university library.