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Neal Slavin

When Two or More Are Gathered Together | NEW EDITION

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Edited with text by Kevin Moore


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Neal Slavin began taking group portraits in the early 1970s, intrigued by the social dynamics of groups and the motivations behind their formation. While the pictures themselves were most often...

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  • ISBN: 9788862088299
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 160
  • Illustrations: 118
  • Binding: Hardbound
  • Release: Fall 2024
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Neal Slavin began taking group portraits in the early 1970s, intrigued by the social dynamics of groups and the motivations behind their formation. While the pictures themselves were most often posed, Slavin instructed his subjects to arrange themselves, allowing natural hierarchies and indications of status to emerge.

When the series was first published in 1976, it was recognized as an instant landmark in the emerging field of color photography, a field that included photographers such as Stephen Shore and William Eggleston. Regarded as something of a deadpan stunt, yet framed as a serious social experiment, 'When Two or More Are Gathered Together' was appreciated for its surprising insights into American social life. Fifty years later, on the eve of a presidential election, the United States grapples with profound social division and political unrest.

This expanded fifty-year anniversary edition of 'When Two or More Are Gathered Together' revisits the question of social unity in the United States and includes new subjects—dogs, fencers and chambermaids—some photographed as recently as 2023. An essay by art historian Kevin Moore offers historical context for this timely and relevant body of early color photography.

Neal Slavin (born 1941) graduated from the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture. He has published three photobooks: 'Portugal' (1971), 'When Two or More Are Gathered Together' (1976) and 'Britons' (1986). He directed and produced the 2001 film 'Focus', based off of Arthur Miller’s novel of the same name.

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  • Description

    Neal Slavin began taking group portraits in the early 1970s, intrigued by the social dynamics of groups and the motivations behind their formation. While the pictures themselves were most often posed, Slavin instructed his subjects to arrange themselves, allowing natural hierarchies and indications of status to emerge.

    When the series was first published in 1976, it was recognized as an instant landmark in the emerging field of color photography, a field that included photographers such as Stephen Shore and William Eggleston. Regarded as something of a deadpan stunt, yet framed as a serious social experiment, 'When Two or More Are Gathered Together' was appreciated for its surprising insights into American social life. Fifty years later, on the eve of a presidential election, the United States grapples with profound social division and political unrest.

    This expanded fifty-year anniversary edition of 'When Two or More Are Gathered Together' revisits the question of social unity in the United States and includes new subjects—dogs, fencers and chambermaids—some photographed as recently as 2023. An essay by art historian Kevin Moore offers historical context for this timely and relevant body of early color photography.


  • The author

    Neal Slavin (born 1941) graduated from the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture. He has published three photobooks: 'Portugal' (1971), 'When Two or More Are Gathered Together' (1976) and 'Britons' (1986). He directed and produced the 2001 film 'Focus', based off of Arthur Miller’s novel of the same name.


  • Shipping

    Shipments are made worldwide by express courier.

    Delivery is expected within 7 working days after registration of payment.

    Shipping costs vary depending on the weight of the shipment and the country of destination, and are calculated automatically when the order is placed.


  • Return and refund

    Pursuant to Article 5 of Legislative Decree No. 185 of 22 May 1999, if the customer is a consumer (i.e. a natural person who purchases goods for purposes not related to his or her professional activity, or who makes a purchase by omitting a VAT number from the order form), he or she has the right to withdraw from the purchase contract for any reason whatsoever, without the need to provide explanations and without any penalty, within 14 working days from the day of receipt of the goods.

    The right of withdrawal shall be exercised by sending, within the aforementioned term, a written notice to the geographical address of the supplier's registered office by means of a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt. The communication may also be sent, again within the same deadline, by means of a PEC or facsimile.
    The consumer shall enclose with the communication all the references of the order (order date, order number, precise references identifying the party concerned, company or private individual.
    The goods you wish to return must be undamaged and in their original packaging.

    The consumer must also supplement the communication with his or her complete bank details in order to obtain reimbursement of the sums paid (current account number, ABI and CAB, CIN code; for foreign countries, the BIC and IBAN codes), which will be carried out as quickly as possible and in any case within fourteen days of the date on which the supplier became aware of the consumer's exercise of the right of withdrawal. As the only charge for exercising the right of withdrawal, the consumer shall bear the direct cost of returning the goods. In the case of payment by credit card, the sums shall be returned net of bank commission charges (2.5%).

    In the event of a dispute, reference will be made to the competent court.