Print: Maggie Steber’s Rite of Passage

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This is one of those incredible books that stayed with me LONG after I’d finished viewing. I was recently in Miami and was able to meet up with long-time idol and uber-human Maggie Steber. I didn’t even know she made this book. I looked down and asked “Ah, what’s that?” BOOM. Simple. Strong. Powerful images. Sad and personal story. This book allows the images to do the talking and they are strong enough you can’t really look away or get distracted. Rare. This book is proof you don’t need the girth of a coffee table monolith to make your point. With tough subject matter the design of the book can help the readers engage by offering up an object that is approachable and warm. This work was exhibited at the Leica Gallery, and rumor has it Maggie might do a limited edition run of this book. Stay tuned.

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