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Hutterites of Montana 
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160 pages 
Yale University Press 
Published 2000 
From Publishers Weekly 
While working with Richard Avedon, photographer Laura Wilson (Watt Matthews of Lambshead) discovered the Hutterites of Montana, a religious community of 40,000 people living throughout the American West, . Like Avedon's, Wilson's b&w photographs are stark and tactile. In her new bookAa unique product, because the Hutterites generally shun photographyAshe compassionately and artistically captures Hutterite men, women and children, whose lifestyle is even further removed from mainstream America than that of the Amish; yet as both she and they observe, the modern world is encroaching upon them. Wilson captures the distinctiveness the Hutterites maintain while still being conscious of the larger world, such as in her photo of Hutterite schoolchildrenAthe boys in somber black suits and the girls in brightly patterned skirtsAas they pledge allegiance to the American flag. (Yale Univ., $39.95 160p ISBN 0-300-08339-4)  
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.  
From Library Journal 
Situated in Montana, the Hutterites are one of the last communal religious groups in America. They believe in the collective ownership of property, eat their meals together, and maintain a distinctive dress and simple lifestyle. This collection of excellent full-page, black-and-white photos is especially interesting because the Hutterites usually do not allow themselves to be photographed. Photographer and author Wilson's (In the American West) repeated visits over a period of 14 years gradually... read more
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