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This Far and No Further

This Far and No Further
Photographs Inspired by the Voting Rights Movement

In This Far and No Farther, photographer William Abranowicz delivers more than one hundred contemporary images of the places that shaped the civil rights movement, proving the Edmund Pettus Bridge and other historic sites still have stories to tell.

Series: Focus on American History

February 2021
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$45.00

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216 pages | 9 x 12 | 128 color photos |
ISBN: 
978-1-4773-2174-4
Description: 

Standing on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, in 2017, photographer William Abranowicz was struck by the weight of historical memory at this hallowed site of one of the civil rights movement's defining episodes: 1965's “Bloody Sunday,” when Alabama police officers attacked peaceful marchers. To Abranowicz’s eye, Selma seemed relatively unchanged from its apperance in the photographs Walker Evans made there in the 1930s. That, coupled with an awareness of renewed voter suppression efforts at state and federal levels, inspired Abranowicz to explore the living legacy of the civil and voting rights movement through photographing locations, landscapes, and individuals associated with the struggle, from Rosa Parks and Harry Belafonte to the barn where Emmett Till was murdered.

The result is This Far and No Further, a collection of photographs from Abranowicz's journey through the American South. Through symbolism, metaphor, and history, he unearths extraordinary stories of brutality, heroism, sacrifice, and redemption hidden within ordinary American landscapes, underscoring the crucial necessity of defending—and exercising—our right to vote at this tenuous moment for American democracy.

Author: 

William Abranowicz is a photographer whose work can be found in the National Portrait Galleries of the United States and the United Kingdom, the Getty Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other collections. A contributing photographer for Condé Nast Traveler for twenty-five years, his images have graced the pages of a wide range of publications, from the New York Times to Vogue. He is the author of five books, most recently American Originals: Creative Interiors.