Buch: The Fire Next Time
Tipp: Exhibition April 08-15, 2017. Steve Schapiro: The Fire Next Time CWC Gallery Berlin
The Fire Next Time
Edition of 1,813 copies + 220 APs. 200 €
Now, James Baldwin’s rich, raw, and ever relevant prose is reprinted in a letterpress edition with more than 100 photographs from Steve Schapiro, who traveled the American South with Baldwin for Life magazine. The encounter thrust Schapiro into the thick of the movement, allowing forvital, often iconic, images both of civil rights leaders—including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Fred Shuttlesworth, and Jerome Smith—and such landmark events as the March on Washington and the Selma March.
Rounding out the edition are Schapiro’s stories from the field, a new introduction by civil rights legend and U.S. Congressman John Lewis, captions by Marcia Davis of The Washington Post, and an essay by Gloria Baldwin Karefa-Smart, who was with her brother James in Sierra Leone when he started to work on the story. The result is a remarkable visual and textual record of one of the most important and enduring struggles of the American experience.
Marking the year of the original publication of the book and Schapiro’s photographs, The Fire Next Time is limited to 1,963 copies including:
Collector’s Edition of 1,813 numbered copies, each signed by Steve Schapiro, featuring:
- Silk-screened hardcover with an embossed paper case
- Letterpress printed text on a natural uncoated paper
- Facsimile reproductions of ephemera from the era.