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Waters of Our Time (Hardcover) (Giancarlo T. Roma)

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The second collaboration between father and son Thomas Roma and Giancarlo T. Roma,The Waters of Our Time is a book that could only be done in the latter part of this renowned photographer's career and with the unique contemplation of his watchful son. A retrospective of sorts, the book contains 142 of Roma's photographs spanning most of his career, beginning on the cover with a picture taken from his first roll of film shot in 1972, and a fictional text by Giancarlo T. Roma, written as a first-person narrative recollection in the voice of an older woman who has spent her life in Brooklyn. The written story begins on the book's cover and is interwoven with the photographs, lending a reflective quality to the interplay between them.In this way, the project is a true collaboration, resembling the making of a movie in reverse, where the pictures function as the script and the text acts as the moving images, coming in response. The title comes from the song "Follow" (written by Jerry Merrick and famously sung by Richie Havens, also a Brooklyn native), whose lyrics are reproduced throughout the book, and serves as kind of a sound track to the story, adding to the cinematic quality.The Waters of Our Time was conceived as an homage to Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes' bookThe Sweet Flypaper of Life published in 1955, a cherished part of the elder Roma's library. The book remains true toFlypaper in terms of design (size, layout, font), but differs greatly in process. Whereas Hughes selected and sequenced DeCarava's photographs before writing the text forFlypaper, Roma selected and sequenced his own photographs first, leaving Giancarlo to write the text in the white space between pictures forThe Waters.
Number of Pages: 98
Genre: Photography
Sub-Genre: Photoessays + Documentaries
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Giancarlo T. Roma
Language: English
Street Date: January 5, 2016
TCIN: 50341236
UPC: 9781576877968
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-1087
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