FORBIDDEN PHOTOGRAPHS, by Charles Gatewood - 1981 [Signed Ltd. ed.]


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Forbidden Photographs

by Charles Gatewood 

First, limited edition, signed and inscribed by the author.  Woodstock, NY:  Flash Productions, 1981 

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Black paper covers have white inked title on front cover. 
  • Boards show some scuffing, heavy edgewear.  Corners are scuffed.  See photos. 
  • Spine has no text and is scuffed, with crushed ends. 
  • Binding is secure.  
  • Black end papers/ pastedowns show little to no sign of age or wear.
  • Inscribed and signed by author on Title Page.  
  • Illustrations are bright and clear.  
  • Interior exhibits marginal toning.  Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges are a little dusty. 
  • PS2023.0510

Unpaginated. 8.25 x 10.75 inches

Collected photographs, with facing page texts, by American photographer Charles Gatewood (1942-2016).  The New York Times obituary described Gatewood as "a boundary-pushing photographer who mapped, provocatively and disturbingly, the subcultures of strippers, sex-club devotees, bikers, body piercers and fetishists." (William Grimes)  Widely published, and with a resume that included Rolling Stone, Gatewood not only published several collections of his photographs, but he was also the subject of film documentaries, including one from 2003 entitled “Forbidden Photographs: The Life and Work of Charles Gatewood.” 

A limited first edition of 1000 copies.  This is copy #495.  Inscribed to Anne Demarais and signed by the author on the title page.  

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

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