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BRUCE CHARLESWORTH

THE MAN IN THE BACK SEAT

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES

PHOTO-NOVELLAS

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The Man in the Back Seat, 1982/1988

A send-up of the detective fiction genre with intermittent photographs, THE MAN IN THE BACK SEAT interweaves characters from three of Charlesworth's videos from 1981-82 and the photo-novella Special Communiqués.

 

The original version of The Man in the Back Seat was published in Working Papers in 1982. A revised narrative appeared in the book, Private Enemy - Public Eye: The Work of Bruce Charlesworth, published by Aperture and the International Center of Photography in 1989. With additional text revisions, the excerpt that appears here reverts to the 41/2 x 7-inch paperback format used in 1982.

 

The cover and first five pages of The Man in the Back Seat are at right.

Copyright © Bruce Charlesworth

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