April Dawn Alison

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Made over the course of some thirty years, the photographs in this book depict the many faces of April Dawn Alison, the female persona of an Oakland, California based photographer who lived in the world as a man.
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Made over the course of some thirty years, the photographs in this book depict the many faces of April Dawn Alison, the female persona of an Oakland, California based photographer who lived in the world as a man. This previously unseen body of self-portraits, which was given to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2017, begins tentatively in 1970s in black-and-white, and evolves in the 80s into an exuberant, wildly colorful, and obsessive practice inspired by representations of women in classic film, BDSM pornography and advertising. A singular, long-term exploration of a non-public self, the archive contains photographs that are beautiful, hilarious, enigmatic, and heartbreakingly sad, sometimes all at once.

With essays by Hilton Als (American writer and theater critic for The New Yorker), Zackary Drucker (American transgender multimedia artist, LGBT activist, actress and producer of smash Amazon series Transparent) and Erin O’Toole (associate curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art).

'Intriguing' – Art in America

'Beautifully composed' – New Yorker

 'Joy and melancholy coexist in her pictures, evidence of an exuberant inner life' – Bookforum

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ISBN 13 9781912339433
Publisher Mack
Signed Copy No
Date Published 2019
Dimensions 24.5 x 27.5 cm
Edition 1st
Binding Hardcover
Binding Additional Vinyl covered hardback
No. of Pages 220
Available for Pre-order? No