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A Long Walk Home: Eli Reed Retrospective

Award-winning documentary photographer Eli Reed's 'A Long Walk Home' is a definitive publication of a career's worth of storytelling

Eli Reed

Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home Portrait of a man in Mississippi. Tunica, USA. 1985. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home Child playing in an abandoned car on the street of Harlem. New York City, USA. 1987. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home Members of the Nation of Islam among the ruins of the Rodney King riots. Los Angeles, USA. 1992. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home Attendees of the Million Man March on the Washington Mall. Washington D.C. October 16,1995. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home A close-up of 8-year-old Lorraine Santiago on Oak Street. Perth Amboy, USA. 2000. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home Portrait of Tupac Shakur for the film 'Poetic Justice.' Los Angeles, USA. 1992. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home Homeless mother with children in Missouri. St Louis, USA. 1987. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home Baseball game at Hyatt Park. Eau Claire, USA. 1999. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home Young couple in California. Richmond, USA. 1980. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home A lone construction worker hammers away at the wreckage of the World Trade Center. New York City, USA. September 12, 2001. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home Homeless March for shelter. Missouri, USA. 1986. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home Lost boys borrow a cell phone from a camera crew to call other Lost Boys. Pittsburgh, USA. August, 2001. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home Photographer and reporter with driver under fire during a conflict in a Palestinian refugee camp. Beirut, Lebanon.1983. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home A man clears debris from a parking lot filled with destroyed Mercedes after rocket attacks. Beirut, Lebanon. 1984. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home Gang of youth harass female students in Washington Heights. New York City, USA. 1992. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos
Eli Reed | A Long Walk Home Lawyer John Crump who was victim of racism from a national hotel. Washington D.C., USA. 1992. © Eli Reed | Magnum Photos

A Long Walk Home presents the first career retrospective of Reed’s work. Consisting of over 250 images that span the full range of his subjects and his evolution as a photographer, the photographs are a visual summation of the human condition. They include examples of Reed’s early work; a broad selection of images of people from New York to California that constitute a brilliant collective portrait of the social, cultural, and economic experiences of Americans in our time; images of life and conflict in Africa, the Middle East, Haiti, Central America, England, Spain, South America, and China; portraits of women and Hollywood actors; and self-portraits. Reed’s artist statement and an introduction by Paul Theroux, whom Reed met while working in Africa, complete the volume.