Selected as one of the Best Books of 2011 by Raymond Meeks, Alec Soth
Mark Steinmetz’s follow-up monograph to his classic trilogy “South Central / South East / Greater Atlanta”, “Summertime” is a series of portraits of kids and teenagers caught in the midst of activity in distinctly American settings. Made between 1984 and 1991, when kids and teenagers were able to roam their neighborhoods with less supervision than today, riding bikes without wearing helmets, and hanging out without constant digital interruptions, these black and white photographs capture the light and feel of an endless summer.
Beautifully printed on uncoated Japanese stock with our exlusive “Daido black” ink, “Summertime” is printed in a first edition of 1,000 casebound copies. Mark Steinmetz is a Guggenheim Fellow. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. His previous book “Ancient Tigers of My Neighborhood” was published as part of our Six by Six series, and was singled out as a best book of the year at the 2011 Kassel Fotobuch Festival.
"True to the books title and the pulse of summer, a reminder to slow down... savor. I return often to Mark Steinmetz's previous books and discover the scenes and narratives have rearranged themselves, as if shifting to allow a new entry and an equivalent to my current state, reflecting back. Beautifully sequenced and printed." - Raymond Meeks
"Steinmetz is as wide-eyed and lusty for contact as a teenager as he prowls the American summer in the 80s. Pretty much any book by Steinmetz is guaranteed a spot on my top 10 list." - Alec Soth