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Marc Joseph: American Pitbullby Marc Joseph
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One of the most beloved dogs of the 20th century, the American Pit Bull Terrier has in recent times become one of the most maligned and misunderstood. Marc Joseph's photographic exploration into the culture of Pit Bull dogs and their people presents an alternative view of the controversial world revolving around this uniquely American breed of dog, and the human beings who live for them. Granted unprecedented access to homes, yards, events, and celebrated figures (including hip-hop recording artists such as Big Boi from Outkast, and DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill), Joseph reveals this culture through captivating photographs taken across the United States.
Interviews by Cory Reynolds range from Pit Bull elder statesmen Louis B. Colby, and Floyd Boudreaux, to hip-hop?s Joaquin Dean, founder of Ruff Ryder Records. With an historically enlightening and personally sensitive essay from bestselling author James Frey (A Million Little Pieces).
This photo essay captures the gentle spirit of the much-maligned American Pit Bull Terrier.
About the Author
Marc Joseph was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and has been making pictures since his father presented him with the gift of a camera, at age 17. After college and a year in Paris, he relocated to New York City in 1987, where he now lives and works. Joseph has photographed portraits, travel, essay, and fashion work for a wide variety of magazines and advertisements, both in the United States and abroad. American Pitbull is his first book.
James Frey is originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He and his wife live in New York City with their two dogs, one of whom is an American Pit Bull Terrier. His acclaimed first book, A Million Little Pieces, was published in April, 2003 by Nan A. Talese/Doubleday.
Cory Reynolds served as editor of the monograph, Peter Halley: Maintain Speed, and is the former editor of Index Magazine, where she interviewed Abel Ferrara, Isabel Huppert, Jurgen Teller, and many others.
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