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With the Sitters Writing About One Another


152 Pages, 8.5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $32.95)

Publication Date: July 2010

ISBN 9781857549942

Rights: US, CA, NZ, CAM, SAM, CAR, PH, KR & FM

Carcanet Press, Ltd. (Jul 2010)
Carcanet Press Ltd.

Price: $29.95


Exploring the everyday relationships of common people, this collection of portraits and commentary highlights the dichotomies between husbands and wives, actors and directors, a poet and his landscape, a professor and his books, and more. Providing a variety of vivid and touching evocations, this study delves into many notable writers, artists, thespians, and educators as well as their respective worlds, uniquely presenting their observations on one another. Subjects include Seamus Heaney, Norman Mailer, Joan Plowright, and Salman Rushdie.


“All photographers should click so well. The resulting images miraculously combine detachment and intensity.” —Mark Feeney, Boston Globe, on Judith Aronson’s 2006 exhibit, “Tactile/Mercantile”

Author Biography

Judith Aronson is a graphic design professor at Simmons College. She has photographed for the Boston Globe, the Sunday Telegraph magazine, the Sunday Times, and the Threepenny Review. She has been photographing prominent writers and artists in Britain and America for 30 years, and her work has been exhibited at the Isole Gallery of Art and Industrial Design in Boston. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.