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Conceived as a four-part book series, Matt Eich’s “The Seven Cities” is the 3rd volume in “The Invisible Yoke”, which takes an unflinching look at the people and places America seems to have forgotten.
After Ohio (Vol. 1) and Mississippi (Vol. 2) Eich turns his focus to the state he calls home: Virginia.
These pictures exist as the byproduct of his obsessive documentation of family and community over a fourteen-year period. What of this will be left in 20 years, in 50? It seems likely that copies of this book may outlast many of the homes depicted. Many neighborhoods along the shoreline experience flooding on a regular basis.There isn’t much use in fighting it.
With an eye that conveys a skilled observer and someone versed in the regional makeup and local customs, Matt Eich documents the struggle of his home and community with dedication and tenderness.
Read The New Yorker story on Vol. 1 here.
Read the New Yorker story on Vol. 2 here.
First edition of 800 books
136 pages and 16 page booklet insert that contains an essay by Seth Feman (Curator of Photography at Chrysler Museum of Art) and poems by Tim Seibles and Stevie Smith.
24.5 cm x 25 cm
hardcover, linen printed and embossed cover
Sturm & Drang publishers 2020