THE NET PROCEEDS BY CYGNET FOUNDATION DERIVED FROM THIS BOOK ARE BEING DONATED TO UNICEF
Full of Grace chronicles the evolution of the child in society through the past 150 years of photography. With over 300 black and white and colour photographs and illustrations and more than 100 pages of text, this book is an engaging and informative journey through the history of children in society. Divided into five chronological chapters, advances and setbacks, both political and social, are explored in the progress towards gaining the basic rights of freedom of speech, health care, and education for all children. Areas such as child labour and exploitation and the effects of intolerance, poverty, illiteracy, hunger, disease, war, and terrorism are addressed, while also celebrating positive advances in child development and welfare.
photographers: Alfred Stieglitz, André Kertész, Lewis Hine, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, W. Eugene Smith, Helen Levitt, Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Gordon Parks, Brassai, Garry Winogrand, Ralph Gibson, Bruce Davidson, Larry Clark, Duane Michals, Gilles Peress, Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebastião Salgado, Sally Mann, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, David La Chapelle...
Raymond W. Merritt has authored and edited five books on photography, including the highly-successful A Thousand Hounds (Taschen). He works with a number of charities involved with children, including UNICEF and the Third Millennium Fund, an international foundation whose mission is to promote tolerance, particularly among children.
You hold in your hands one of the most important and affecting photographic documentaries ever produced. In Ray Merritt's Full of Grace, many of the world's great photographers intimately reveal the experience of childhood for what it is humanity's greatest act of courage. Faith Middleton, WNPR