A collection of three prints from Sex Objects : An American Photodocumentary

Eric Kroll


Edition : First / Danbury / Addison House / 1977 / Softcover. / VG+
3 x 27.8 x 35 cm. Photographic prints. Two prints are stamped to verso, and all three are signed by Kroll to verso.

A group of 3 working prints (Sandy, North Beach San Francisco), used by Kroll in the pre production of ‘Sex Objects’, Two of the images were included in the final publication, in addition to being used on both the front and rear covers with one image remaining unpublished. Published in 1977 with a $5000 grant from the New York State Council of the Arts. Photographs and interviews with sex workers in NY, Denver, Baltimore, Chicago, Hollywood. The following year the Council on the Arts’ budget was cut by $4 million, a decision based on a number of factors, including ‘The Kroll incident’, which was considered by NY State Senator John J. Marchi and others to be pornography and something that should not be funded by the state.