A sideways view of our American Presidents through their mental and medical health histories.

About the Author at Les Figues Press
http://www.lesfigues.com/?s=alex+forman
An interview with Alex on tiny presidents
Glassworks Magazine, Spring 2013
Listen to Hans Soderquist read Woodrow Wilson

Tall, Slim & Erect: Portraits of the Presidents (Les Figues Press, 2012)
Introduction by Ben Ehrenreich
Afterword by Patric Verrone

“Legions of paid professionals try, and fail, to get underneath the gloss and myth of the presidents of the United States. Alex Forman has done it with a view camera and a cast of toy miniatures. The irony is that, through the very kitsch that represents our distance from these men, she opens the door into something truthful about the human beings who have been our presidents and about the country itself: humble and boasting; vivid and mysterious; plain and regal. Alex’s images do not sneer, or crow, or shout. She opens her eyes and looks, and you won’t be able to look away.”
— Joshua Wolf Shenk

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Tall, Slim & Erect: Portraits of the Presidents (Les Figues Press, 2012)
http://lesfigues.com/book/tall-slim-erect-portraits-of-the-presidents/
Apresentação de Ben Ehrenreich
Epilogo Patric Verrone

“Legiões de profissionais tentam e falham a entrar por baixo do brilho e do mito dos presidentes dos Estados Unidos. Alex Forman tem feito isso com uma maquina fotográfica e um elenco de miniaturas de brinquedo. A ironia é que, através do kitsch que representa a nossa distância a estes homens, ela abre a porta para algo verdadeiro sobre os seres humanos que foram nossos presidentes e sobre o próprio país: humilde e audacioso, vívida e misteriosa, simples e real as imagens de Alex não zombam, nem gritam. Ela abre os olhos e olha, e você não será capaz de desviar o olhar.”
— Joshua Wolf Shenk

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Tall, Slim & Erect: Portraits of the Presidents (Les Figues Press, 2012)
http://lesfigues.com/book/tall-slim-erect-portraits-of-the-presidents/
Presentación de Ben Ehrenreich
Epilogo de Patric Verrone

“Legiones de profesionales tratan y fallan de llegar debajo del brillo y el mito de los presidentes de los Estados Unidos. Alex Forman lo ha hecho con una cámara fotográfica y un elenco de miniaturas de juguete. La ironía es que, a través de la kitsch que representa nuestra distancia de estos hombres, ella abre la puerta en algo veraz sobre los seres humanos que han sido nuestros presidentes tanto como sobre el propio país: humilde y audacias, viva y misteriosa, sencillo y real, las imágenes de Alex no se burlan ni gritan. Abre los ojos y mira, y usted no será capaz de mirar hacia otro lado.”
— Joshua Wolf Shenk

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