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Author Clark, Robert, 1961- author, photographer.

Title Friday night lives : photos from the town, the team, and after / Robert Clark ; foreword by Hanif Abdurraqib.

Publication Info. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2020.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Mokena Community PL NEW Material - MKBB-1  796.332 CLA    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 187 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas heritage series ; number twenty-three
Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas heritage series.
Summary In 1988, when Robert Clark was in his early twenties, he traveled to Odessa, Texas, to create a visual element for a book about a high school football team. That book was Buzz Bissinger's Friday Night Lights-the chronicle of a season with the Permian Panthers, one of the state's winningest teams of all time. About twenty photos appeared in Bissinger's book, but Clark shot 137 rolls of film during his time with the Panthers. Friday Night Lives collects dozens of the never-before-seen images, taking us back to the team, the city, and that dramatic season. The archival photos, published here on the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Bizzinger's bestseller, capture intimate moments among the players and their families and classmates, as well as the wider world of Odessa. Now the players have grown up. Friday Night Lives also includes Clark's portraits of key Panthers figures at a later age, documenting complex lives of beauty and struggle. Boobie Miles, the star fullback sidelined by injury, is here, along with Coach Gaines and others. In his heartfelt foreword, best-selling author Hanif Abdurraqib describes how Clark's photos rehumanize the players, reminding us of the truth of their young lives before their stories became nationally known in print, film, and television.
Subject Permian High School (Odessa, Tex.) -- Football -- Pictorial works.
Permian High School (Odessa, Tex.) (OCoLC)fst00623737
Football -- Social aspects -- Texas -- Odessa -- Pictorial works.
Football. (OCoLC)fst00931362
Football -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00931398
Texas -- Odessa. (OCoLC)fst01209453
Genre/Form Photobooks. (OCoLC)fst01919950
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Added Author Abdurraqib, Hanif, 1983- writer of foreword.
Based on (work) : Bissinger, Buzz, 1954- Friday night lights.
ISBN 9781477321195 hardcover
1477321195 hardcover
Sudoc No. Z UA380.8 C549fi txdocs

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