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This sumptuous case-bound edition features twenty-six black-and-white photographs, each corresponding with letters of the alphabet. Pulled from Debbie Fleming Caffery's deep archive, this book reimagines in an open and creative way that essential experience of every childhood — our ABCs. Caffery's Alphabet reaches heart and teaches minds how the alphabet can play with photographs.
Debbie Fleming Caffery is internationally renowned for her work in documentary photography and as a photography teacher. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her early work on Louisiana's sugar cane harvesting resulted in a book, Carry Me Home, published by Smithsonian Press and was the subject of a one-person show at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Her other books include Polly and The Shadows, published by Twin Palms Press; and Collection L'Oiseau Rare, Filigranes Edition, France.
"Turning page after page we will unearth together how letters, words and powerfully evocative pictures drawn from the everyday world can lead our imaginations to soar, unlocking the power of creativity in the process of learning and discovery."
- Brett Abbott, Keough Family Curator of Photography and Head of Collections, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, GA.
Fall Line Press, 2015
26 Black & White Photographs
9" x 9"