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DOROTHY DAY AND THE CATHOLIC WORKER: THE MIRACLE OF OUR CONTINUANCE -- PHOTOGRAPHS BY VIVIAN CHERRY. Ed. by Kate Hennessy. Empire State Editions, Fordham University Press, Bronx, 2016. Distributed by Oxford University Press. 152 pp. with 63 ills. 29 x 23 cm. Lc 2015-36364 ISBN 9780823271368 In English.
Publisher's description: In the depths of the Great Depression and guided by the Works of Mercy, Day, a journalist at the time, published a newspaper, the Catholic Worker, and co-founded a movement dedicated to the poorest of the poor, while living with them and sharing their poverty. In 1955, Vivian Cherry, a documentary photographer known for her disturbing and insightful work portraying social issues, was given unprecedented access to the Catholic Worker house of hospitality in New York City, its two farms, and to Day herself. While much has been written about Day, the portrait that emerges from Cherry's intimate lens is unrivaled. From the image of the line of men waiting for soup outside St. Joseph's on Chrystie Street to pictures of Day and others at work and in prayer, Cherry's photographs offer a uniquely personal and poetic glimpse into the life of the movement and its founder. In this beautiful new book, more than sixty photographs -- many published here for the first time -- are accompanied by excerpts of Day's writings gleaned from her column "On Pilgrimage" and other articles published in the Catholic Worker between 1933 and 1980. The result is a powerful visual and textual memoir capturing the life and times of one of the most significant and influential North American Catholics of the twentieth century.
Artist(s):Cherry, Vivian
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-1945 — Photography — Women Artists
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 172231
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