Juke Joint.

Photographs by Birney Imes. Essay by Richard Ford.
University Press of Mississippi, Jackson, 1990. 120 pp., 60 full-color illustrations,, 11x10".

"In this spectacular album of full-color photographs Birney Imes reveals a previously unexplored domain, the black juke joints of the Mississippi Delta country, and transforms this familiar phenomenon of Delta cultural life into something rich and strange. Richard Ford contributes a long, perceptive essay that probes the photographs for their aesthetic values and for what they reveal beyond their documentary appeal of granting a view of an element of Delta cultural life. In them he appreciates the power of Imes to convert the ordinary and the actual into the exotic."--the publisher.

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"In this spectacular album of full-color photographs Birney Imes reveals a previously unexplored domain, the black juke joints of the Mississippi Delta country, and transforms this familiar phenomenon of Delta cultural life into something rich and strange. To the volume Richard Ford, contributes a long, perceptive essay that probes the photographs for their aesthetic values and for what they reveal beyond their documentary appeal of granting a view of an element of Delta cultural life. In them he appreciates the power of Imes to convert the ordinary and the actual into the exotic.\--the publisher.

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