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Bellocq's Ophelia

Bellocq's Ophelia - 02 edition

Bellocq's Ophelia - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9781555973599

ISBN10: 1555973590

Bellocq
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Published:
International: No
Bellocq

ISBN13: 9781555973599

ISBN10: 1555973590

Edition: 02

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Summary

In the early 1900s, E.J. Bellocq photographed prostitutes in the red-light district of New Orleans. His remarkable, candid photos inspired Natasha Trethewey to imagine the life of Ophelia, the subject of her stunning second collection. With elegant precision, Ophelia tells of her life on display: her white father whose approval she earns by standing very still; the brothel Madame who tells her to act like a statue while the gentleman callers choose; and finally the camera, which not only captures the body, but also offers a glimpse into her soul.