As has happened with other cultural artifacts from the seventies, the thirty year itch is now beginning to kick in. A newly curated retrospective is on its way around the world. Blogs are beginning to give shoutouts. At the end of the month, Steidl will publish a book dealing with the show and its aftermath.
The original show catalog is long out of print and it will cost you several hundred dollars to track it down. For those unable to find a copy, Steidl's new book will indeed be welcome. The only risk of the new publication is that, as with so many new constructions from music CDs to buildings to photobooks, there is a danger that history will be paved over in the process of reinterpretation. For those curious to see it, here is the original catalog in its entirety.
(Catalog images have been removed at the request of George Eastman House. Sorry.)