Photographic print from Sex Objects : An American Photodocumentary

Eric Kroll


Edition : First / Danbury / Addison House / 1977 / Softcover. / VG+
27.8 x 35 cm. Photographic print. Stamped and signed by Kroll to verso, along with image caption that appeared in the final book.

A working print, used by Kroll in the pre production of ‘Sex Objects’, the image appears at the beginning of the book, as ‘Jo, 22, working in Dallas, Texas’. 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.