By Marc Fischer / Public Collectors
Public Collectors, Chicago, IL, 2022
Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Color: two color RISO
Edition approximately 140 copies
Public Collectors publication #76 is a quick rough photo booklet collecting 13 images that was conceived, designed and printed in a little over a day. Produced in a small quantity, this publication isn't available in other stores or wholesale.
From the back cover:
PROTESTER PORTRAITS is the latest in a series of publications I have created using details from discarded press photos in my own collection. In Fall 2021 I purchased 1,000 press photos contained in two auction lots in a quest to find more material for the exhibition and book Protest Grim Reapers. This trove yielded exactly two photos for that project, leaving me with the task of finding interesting uses for the rest. For this short booklet, I’ve selected photos of a number of costumed or performative protesters, framed in the manner of portraits—though most were part of larger multi-person compositions originally. I have retained the events or causes associated with each protester, as well as the year each photo was taken. I left out the photographer and newspaper credits, however, as these photos—and the way they are used in this booklet—deviate quite heavily from their original function.
— Marc Fischer / Public Collectors