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Patricia Schwarz - Women of Substance
Hardcover - Limited Edition Photography Book - 1996



This limited edition book was published in 1996 by Eikoh Hosoe, the director of the Kiyosato museum of Photographic Arts in Hokuta, Japan. The book accompanied the exhibition of Patricia’s photography at the museum. This museum “celebrates a boundless sympathy for all forms of life”.


The book is hardcover with 47 pages of text and Patricia’s sensitive and luscious photos of large women, photographed between 1984 and 1995. It includes a short biography with a timeline and an artist’s statement.  


This book is a collector’s item as there are fewer than 50 new copies available at this time and they can only be purchased here.


Cost is $100 

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Patricia Schwarz - Small Medium Large by Paul Carvalho

Hardcover- Limited Edition Book - 2023



This gorgeous 200 page photobook and biography of Patricia Schwarz was among Paul Carvalho’s last projects before he died in 2023. The book was dear to his heart and he spent countless hours in its production. He lived to see a final hardcopy proof of the book but not the published copies.


In his biographical notes Paul recounts Patricia’s childhood, the special friendship between them, her development as an artist, her grappling with her body size, her artistic achievements and the events of her later life. In turning her camera on herself and other large women, Patricia made her enduring contribution both to the well being of large women and to popular culture. Her oeuvre is  beautifully captured and illustrated in this volume.


This book is a collector’s item with fewer than 100 copies in existence. It is available only through this site.


Cost: $100

Plus taxes and shipping


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Women of substance Book
Small Medium Large
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