The Grotesque in Photography. Coleman, A. D. Summit Books, 1977.
The death of Fakir Musafar led me to A. D. Coleman‘s study of the grotesque in photography.
Like this: Charles Gatewood directed Fakir Musafar’s Dances Sacred and Profane, Gatewood also wrote Sidetripping (1975) which was praised by Coleman, which led me to Coleman’s book The Grotesque in Photography (above).
The grotesque is one of my favourite sensibilities.
I’d like to own this book. Can anyone tell me which photo is on the cover?
Fakir Musafar was the original modern primitive.
The clip: Footage of Fakir performing the sundance ritual in the film Dances Sacred and Profane.
Fakir is featured from 2:35 onwards.