Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom

By: Wilkes, Stephen; Bradley, Senator Bill

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available


First edition. Signed by author with inscription: 3-05-09 To Robert, Life is a journey... All my best, Stephen Wilkes. Fine.Jacket price-clipped, sticker to jacket rear. 2006 Large Hardcover. 141 pp. With an Introduction by Senator Bill Bradley. For five years (1998-2003) New York photographer Stephen Wilkes explored the hospital complex that comprised the south side of Ellis Island. Neglected for almost fifty years, the buildings were in a state of extreme disrepair: lead paint peeled from the ceilings and walls, vines and trees grew through the floorboards, detritus and debris littered the hallways. In rooms long-abandoned, Wilkes captured a spirited new vision of this gateway to freedom. Twelve million people passed through Ellis Island. Approximately one percent were turned away for health reasons. Wilkes's powerful images of the underbelly of the island--a purgatory between freedom and captivity--ask us to reflect on the defining experiences of millions. With that rare combination of an eye that sees far beyond the lens with the technical acumen of a master draftsman, Wilkes takes us on an unforgettable journey through our collective past. 77 color photographs.Keywords: STEPHEN WILKES SENATOR BILL BRADLEY ELLIS ISLAND GHOSTS OF FREEDOM IMMIGRANTS NEW YORK AMERICAN HISTORY

Title: Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom

Author: Wilkes, Stephen; Bradley, Senator Bill

Categories: Signed, New York, American,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: W.W. Norton and Company: 2006

ISBN Number: 0393061450

ISBN Number 13: 9780393061451

Binding: Large Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201508