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Stephen Hilger: In the Alley
PURPLE MARTIN PRESS

A subversive portrait of Beverly Hills in a gorgeous leporello format

Hbk, 10 x 7 in. / 66 pgs / 22 color. | 6/6/2023 | Awaiting stock
$55.00



Stephen Hilger: In the AlleyStephen Hilger: In the Alley

Published by Purple Martin Press.
Edited by Peter Kayafas. Text by Matthew Specktor. Conversation with Stephen Hilger, James Welling.

This leporello publication presents Brooklyn-based photographer Stephen Hilger’s (born 1975) color photographs of service alleys and the backside of houses separating the public from the private in the affluent suburb of Beverly Hills, California—a more anomalous view of the place by depicting the physical and symbolic spaces behind the homes of the area’s wealthy residents. Hilger photographed their graffiti, security signage, crammed garbage cans, car parks and overgrown vegetation; the maintenance staff working nearby; and the alleys’ narrow, high walls that conjure a claustrophobic refusal of inspection.
In the Alley features 22 panoramic photographs in a leporello-folded format so the reader can leaf through the photographs or expand the book-object for display. An essay by novelist Matthew Specktor maps out the significance of Hilger’s alley views in the context of personal histories and Hollywood stories. In a conversation, Hilger and photographer James Welling discuss their respective practices.



PUBLISHER
Purple Martin Press

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 10 x 7 in. / 66 pgs / 22 color.

PUBLISHING STATUS
Pub Date
Forthcoming

DISTRIBUTION
D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: SPRING 2023 p. 89   

PRODUCT DETAILS
ISBN 9780979776854 TRADE
List Price: $55.00 CDN $77.00 GBP £47.00

AVAILABILITY
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STATUS: Forthcoming | 6/6/2023

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