BAITEL, Esaias. Zonen. (Stockholm): Bokomotiv, (1982).

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BAITEL, Esaias.
(Stockholm): Bokomotiv, (1982).

Oblong 4to (220 × 273 mm), pp.144. 60 black-and-white photographs. Text by Baitel, Françoise Riss, and Arne Ruth. Design by Anders Ljungman. Grey endpapers. Black-and-white photo-illustrated paper-covered boards printed in black and grey; very faint toning towards one edge, lightly tapped at head and foot of spine, tiny abrasion to rear board, small marks to spine, slight spine lean. Near-fine.

First edition. The 1970s saw a resurgence of far-right parties in France and throughout Europe. Between 1977 and 1981 Esaias Baitel, hiding his Jewish ancestry, followed a group of young neo-Nazi gang members whilst he was living in the Parisian suburb of Aubervilliers. The resulting photo-essay provides a glimpse at family life, relationships, and individuals struggling with addictions, all of which takes place under the looming shadow of Fascist iconography.

Auer, M. and M., 802 photo books from the M + M Auer collection p.641; Parr and Badger, The Photobook: A History Vol.III p.222.

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