Party Pictures (Pre-Order)
8 ½" x 8 ½”
92 pages, 44 black and white tritone plates
The Print Center, Philadelphia
Book and gelatin silver print of Untitled, 1981/2020 (cover image)
Print: 8" x 8”, Edition of 20
The new monograph William Earle Williams: Party Pictures is dedicated to the artist’s acclaimed series of the same name. Williams’ insightful photographs taken in the 1970s and 80s revel in the details of a particular moment and reveal the unspoken but timeless cues of class, race and gender. Williams accessed social gatherings – from highbrow charity galas to counter-culture costume parties – to probe the inner-workings of these complex social worlds. His stunning black and white photographs offer a fascinating record of an era, touching on the history of photography, the history of Philadelphia, and the societal changes of the late 20th century.
The Print Center will launch the book with a celebratory reception on March 12, 2020 at 6pm.
The Special Edition book is available at a special pre-launch price of $550 through March 11, 2020. From March 12, 2020 on, it will be $600.