The previous edition of this book, published by Magnum, was an absolute masterpiece. Fusco's work has a mesmerising sensitivity, and these particular photographs are amongst my favourites.
I was beyond excited to learn that Aperture were releasing a new, expanded version of the book, but was nearly sick when I saw how poor the print quality is. The Magnum edition was crisp and deft, beautifully done, but this is just stodge. Where previously you could ascertain where shirts ended and trousers began, now you can't.
How on earth could Paul Fusco have signed off on such a shoddy publication?
The photographs themselves get five stars, but this book does them no justice whatsoever.