Skip to Navigation

Store

SEARCH THE STORE
Shopping Cart

BOOKS

Photojournalism, Documentary & Social Studies

 
 

The Ninth Floor

(Out of Print)

By Jessica Dimmock

Over the past two years Jessica Dimmock has photographed a group of die-hard heroin users living on "The Ninth Floor" of a Manhattan apartment building in a surprising, powerful, and intimate way. The tale of the terrible consequences of heroin abuse has been documented many times before, but Jessica epitomized the attitude of the concerned photographer by her deep compassion for the people she portrayed. The photographs brilliantly capture the chaotic atmosphere of human lives spinning out of control. Her contemporary visual language coupled with a strong narrative approach compels the viewer to understanding and to care. Faces and bodies fill the picture plan without any mediation as if Dimmock ultimately has no presence for these people. What makes her photographs so moving is that they capture both the fatal self-destructiveness into which her subjects have fallen, and her own inability to reach them.

Item Number: B7027

$38.00 | Members $34.20

This title is not available.
Click here to be notify if this book becomes available.

 

 

Product Information:
Year: 2007
Images: 70 color
120 pages
Hardcover

 

 

If you like this item, you may also like:
Money Power Respect
Tulsa
Karat

 

 

Keep Up with the Store

Sign up to receive emails about upcoming book signings, new releases, gift items, staff picks, and more.

You can also follow the Store on twitter.

Weegee

Order Chim Prints

Order archival-quality prints of photographs from our collection.

Q&A

Q&A with the Photographer

Read the Store's conversation with Jason Polan and Parts & Labor Books

Become an ICP Member