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Rick Schatzberg - The Boys, powerHouse Books, 2020, Brooklyn, NY




Rick Schatzberg The Boys

Rick Schatzberg The Boys

Rick Schatzberg The Boys

Rick Schatzberg The Boys

Rick Schatzberg The Boys

Rick Schatzberg The Boys


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Pages: 160
Place: Brooklyn, NY
Year: 2020
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Size: 20 x 25 cm (approx.)

Hardcover; book title “debossed” on front cover; 12 double gatefolds; Afterword printed as a 12-page chapbook which is inserted in a “pocket” on book’s inside back cover. Texts by Rick Schatzberg, afterword by Rick Moody. Design by SYB (Sybren Kuiper), Printrun: 1500.

When two old friends died unexpectedly, Rick Schatzberg spent the next two years photographing the remaining group of a dozen men. Now in their 67th year, they have been close since early childhood. Schatzberg collected vintage photos that tell the story of this shared history and uses them to introduce each individual as they are today. These are paired with large-format portraits which connect the boy to the man. Mixing in text with these images, Schatzberg depicts friendship, aging, loss, and memory as the group arrives at the threshold of old age. 

The Boys juxtaposes elements of place, personal history, and identity. The people and locale described are a specific product of the mid-20th-century suburban American landscape, but the book’s themes are radically universal.

Signed copies: Setanta Books (https://www.setantabooks.com); Photo-eye  (https://www.photoeye.com/bookstore/index.cfm?catalog=ZJ...); powerHouse Books (https://www.powerhousebookstores.com/boys-signed); Rick Schatzberg (email rick@rickschatzberg.com). Unsigned: Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Boys-Rick-Schatzberg/dp/157687...)


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