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#08923

30% of Buffalo

Artist
Charmaine Wheatley
Price
$28.00
Date
2009
Publisher
Brooklyn Artists Alliance
Format
Artists' Books
Details
Softcover
Size
15.7 × 23.5 cm
Length
44 
Description

“30% of Buffalo” features intimate portraits of adult learners and tutors from Literacy Volunteers of Western New York and Erie County whose stories provide insight into how the ability to read can impact lives.

Captured through Wheatley’s sequential drawings of “life observed” at Literacy Volunteers are the socially devastating realities of illiteracy and its interrelationship with levels of freedom, self-esteem, poverty, and crime. Beyond this expository function, the book serves as an emotive testament to our ability to listen and empathize with one another’s personal experiences through recognition of our universal contention for survival or, as the artist describes, “that feeling that makes us go RAWR.” – Cori Wolff

Edition of 1250, numbered. Signed copies.

  1. 30% of Buffalo
 

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