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Catalog: SPRING 2020 p. 41   

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Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah: Andy Sweet's Summer Camp 1977

Edited with foreword by Brett Sokol. Introduction by Naomi Fry.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah: Andy Sweet's Summer Camp 1977.'

The golden days of tube socks, bunk beds, marshmallows and first crushes: 1970s summer camp, from the photographer behind Shtetl in the Sun

A companion volume to Shtetl in the Sun, Andy Sweet's love letter to the colorful Jewish community of late 1970s South Beach, Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah chronicles the summer of 1977 at Camp Mountain Lake, serving up a knowing portrait of the era's fashion, pop culture and frank expressions of adolescent sexuality.

Set against the cherished rituals of camp life—from the parade of trunks as 300 campers arrive at Mountain Lake's rural North Carolina setting to the end-of-August Dionysian frenzy of "Color War"—Sweet's photos tell a classic coming-of-age story, one full of awkward crushes, intense friendships and the kind of deep truths that emerge over late-night, campfire-toasted marshmallows.

As the camp's photography instructor and one of its counselors, Sweet brings an intimate familiarity to his subject, capturing the rhythms of the camp's daily life through both posed compositions and spontaneous images. By turns nostalgic, poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, this collection includes a foreword by award-winning Miami arts journalist Brett Sokol and an introductory essay by New Yorker staff writer Naomi Fry.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah: Andy Sweet's Summer Camp 1977.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Flaunt

Rae Niwa

Bunk beds, rope swings, lap swims, kiss and tells. Whether you’ve personally experienced it or not, the notion of summer camp is burned into the American psyche like a 96 degree day. Enter Andy Sweet’s nostalgic new imprint, "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah: Andy Sweet’s Summer Camp 1977"... The perfect antidote to Covid-19’s consummate summer camp cancelations far and wide.

T Magazine

Nadja Spiegelman

...The smell of sunscreen and wood cabins wafts from the pages. High socks and short shorts, amber sunglasses and halos of curly hair — the nostalgia is for all summers, including this one, the summer we may never have.

WWD

Rebecca Kleinman

As summer camps are canceled, at least unhappy campers can leaf through a new photography book about the beloved, parent-free ritual. Today’s Gen Z campers will get a chuckle at their forebears’ fashion sense in “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah: Andy Sweet’s Summer Camp 1977.”

Miami New Times

Suzannah Friscia

Sweet had a knack for shining a light on the communities he knew best, and for portraying each of them at a precise, fleeting moment in time. For the summer-camp photos, that meant capturing his teen and preteen subjects in all their awkward, confused glory, existing in the space between childhood and adulthood.

Elephant

Emily Gosling

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah is Andy Sweet’s heart-warming, humorous love letter to long hot summers, first crushes and the sensations of pre-teendom.

Tablet

Marjorie Ingall

The late photographer Andy Sweet’s chronicle of the summer of 1977 at a Jewish camp in North Carolina ... Full of tube socks, feathered hair, and T-shirts reading “I Love the Fonz” and “CB Freak.”

Jewish Review of Books

Jesse Bernstein

What more truthful account can there be of life at a Jewish summer camp in 1977 than two long-haired Jewish adolescents wearing T-shirts with images of the Fonz and Elvis Presley? The King died at the end of that summer, and I found myself wondering whether the boy felt like wearing the shirt afterward [...] Summer camp in the 1970s was not some lost Eden, though it’s hard not to think so while looking at these pictures during this summer of COVID. Rather, [Andy] Sweet’s photos capture American Jewish life in motion.

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/28/2020

Staff favorite 'Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah' evokes sunscreen and wood cabins, feathered hair and tube socks

Staff favorite 'Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah' evokes sunscreen and wood cabins, feathered hair and tube socks

Featured image is reproduced from Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah: Andy Sweet's Summer Camp 1977, the undisputed Summertime Staff Favorite of 2020. Collecting 109 gloriously addictive photographs made over the summer of 1977, when Sweet was the photography instructor and a counselor at Camp Mountain Lake in North Carolina, this is both the greatest memory trigger a former camper could ever wish for, and a book to help us all get through a summer when most kids will have to stay home. Never have feathered hair, terry cloth, sweat bands and tube socks looked so fresh. These are photographs of kids—and counselors—living the high life, at their happiest and most independent, made by a person who was in love with summer camp himself. "The smell of sunscreen and wood cabins wafts from the pages," Nadja Spiegelman writes in this week's T List Newsletter. "High socks and short shorts, amber sunglasses and halos of curly hair—the nostalgia is for all summers, including this one, the summer we may never have." continue to blog


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Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah: Andy Sweet's Summer Camp 1977

HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDAH: ANDY SWEET'S SUMMER CAMP 1977

Edited with foreword by Brett Sokol. Introduction by Naomi Fry.

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Shtetl in the Sun: Andy Sweet's South Beach 1977–1980

SHTETL IN THE SUN: ANDY SWEET'S SOUTH BEACH 1977–1980

Edited with foreword by Brett Sokol. Introduction by Lauren Groff.

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ISBN: 9780989381185
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