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Cabela’s: An American Series

Currently out of print

The book takes a look at an American merchandising phenomenon called Cabela’s. Over a two-year period, Rantoul photographed in 18 of the 30 stores of the sports outfitting chain sprinkled throughout the Midwest. Working with the generous permission of the company, Rantoul concentrated on the extensive taxidermy, dioramas and matte paintings in each of the stores. The book examines society's preoccupation with all things preserved and frozen in time. These fascinating and unusual pictures broaden one’s understanding of the irony of preserving what we kill for sport. Rantoul's sensitive handling of the issues inherent in photographing these scenes are both funny and sad. 15 x 11.5 inches in full color, 36 pages. 


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