"DO OR DIE" par Martine BARRAT. Editions Viking, Pengouin Books, New York. 1993.
DO OR DIE
"DO OR DIE" par Martine BARRAT. Editions Viking, Pengouin Books, New York. 1993. Edition originale. Grand in-8, couverture toilée noire sous jaquette photo (état d'usage). Non paginé. Texte en anglais, avant-propos par Martin Scorcese, illustré de 78 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc pleine page, dont 7 en double page, de Martine Barrat.
"Patiently, painfully and with a highly discerning heart, Martine Barrat has filled our eyes with a world of young warriors eager to earn the honor of their hostile sport. Mostly big money, a passion to eat regularly and a longing for fame make up the foundation of their testament, and somewhere beyond the bruise and gashes lie their earthy destinations. Some of the younger one appear to have just left their cradles. A wistful, beauteous demeanor betrays the hardness that is already building in their hearts. Yet others have already picked up the swagger of the barrios and ghettos that spawn them. Even at ten their fingers know the feel of protective tape and the smothering heat of the gloves. Their tender ears are already attuned to the raspy urging of the corner man... Here, with powerful pictures and strong words, Martine Barrat captures the spirit of young fighters who, with the other guy's blood on their gloves, return joyously to their concerns." Gordon Parks.