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Face to Face
The Photography of Lloyd E. Moore

Edited by Rajko Grlić
Photography by Lloyd E. Moore

“Originally published in 2004, this exceptional book of photographs deserves wider distribution than it has received, and (Ohio University Press) has taken on the task.”

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“The portraits that Moore documented throughout his community (Lawrence County, Ohio) are always remarkable. His photography allowed him to get to know the people he photographed, to hear their stories and gain the right to represent them through his portraits. Many of his portraits in (Face to Face) are accompanied by a brief anecdote either of what the person shared with him or what his experience photographing them was like; it is clear that each portrait captures the essence of their stories.”

The Photo Review

Face to Face: The Photography of Lloyd E. Moore is a remarkable collection of photographs by an ex-Marine who worked as a lawyer in Lawrence County, Ohio, for around thirty-six years. As Moore himself tells us, “An attorney who practices family, jury, and criminal law meets a lot of interesting people. Not all of them are clients or even people directly involved in various cases. Even though they might be connected to the job, that’s not necessarily why you remember them…. My experience led me to the conclusion that everybody matters.”

In stark black-and-white photographs, or spread across two pages in full color, the images of the people of Ironton and Lawrence County, Ohio, seem to have captured their photographer, and will haunt the viewer as well. Whether in glimpses of stern young boys posing against the backdrop of dire poverty or in the living room of a cheerful member of the Ironton Women’s Music Club, Moore’s uncanny ability to seize a moment in his subjects’ day brings a timeless quality to his work.

Rajko Grlić was born in 1947 in Zagreb, Croatia, and graduated from the FAMU Film Academy in Prague. As the director and scriptwriter or cowriter, he has worked on eleven theatrical feature films, which have been distributed around the world and have won more than fifty international awards. He has also worked on some twenty short films and more than fifteen television documentaries. Grlić is currently Ohio Eminent Scholar in Film at Ohio University, and lives in Athens, Ohio.   More info →

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Release date: August 2012
140 pages · 10¾ × 10¾ in.
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