Special Collections has recently acquired a book of photographs by Daniel Teoli, a social documentarian. The book is titled Portfolio: Peering into the world of 1970s Hollywood and LA.
The black and white images are primarily from street photography, and focus on people who have been marginalized by society. This includes a wide variety of locations and various types of people, from customers at a dive bar to sex workers and the homeless. Many of the photographs feature nudity and are not suitable for viewing by minors.
Special Collections has three other artists’ books by Teoli:
- Cutters : there is nothing I hate more than myself : words and photographs by those practicing self-harm / N7433.4.T46 C88 2014 Art
- Twenty-six roadkills / N7433.4. T46 T94 2013 Art Ovrsz
- Bikers’ Mardi Gras / social documentary photography by Daniel D. Teoli, Jr. / N7433.4.T46 B55 2015 Art
Teoli’s photography challenges mainstream notions of societal boundaries and frequently forces the viewer to confront uncomfortable images and realities that are often ignored or that remain unconsidered.