A book about Australian Women

Carol Jerrems

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Edition : First / Fitzroy / Outback Press / 1974 / Softcover. / VG+
Small 4to. 144pp. Printed wraps as issued. Numerous Black & White plates. Text in English.

Jerrems could be, along with Rennie Ellis, one of the most important photographers to come out of Australia. During her short life (she died at 30 in 1980) Jerrems was a tough and dedicated photographer, she spent most of her time hanging out with Sharpies (A little like skinheads), went to places nobody else would go and went to find people everybody else wanted to hide. This- the only book published during her lifetime and the only significaly book of her work, is full of shots of women of all ages, backgrounds, class and race, and it’s incredibly beautiful. Jerrems has since been contextualised with Mary Ellen Mark, Nan Goldin and Larry Clark, and has been the subject of a documentary ‘Girl in the Mirror’. A lost underground classic, that had she lived, would have been the first book in a brilliant career.

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