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For three years, Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan traveled the world by trekking the streets of their home borough. This book documents the people they encountered along the way. First person narratives are illuminated by strikingly direct photographic portraits of the subjects alongside the objects of their worlds. Lehrer's postmodern, Talmudic design juxtaposes the multiple perspectives of these new Americans, now thrown together as neighbors, classmates, coworkers, enemies, and friends. They reflect on the good, the ugly and the unexpected in their stories of crossing oceans, borders, wars, economic hardship, and cultural divides. These soulful narratives are put in context by the authors' personal and historical observations. The voices, images and sounds collected here form a portrait of a paradoxical and ever-shifting America.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393324662
ISBN-10: 0393324664
Format: Paperback
(249mm x 168mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 10-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Warren Lehrer

Award winning writer, designer and photographer Warren Lehrer, and actress, writer and oral historian Judith Sloan-a married couple-live in Queens where they co-founded EarSay, a non-profit arts organization. Their multimedia projects portray lives of the uncelebrated, bridging the divide between documentary and expressive forms. As part of this project they produced Crossing the BLVD documentaries for New York Public Radio.

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