Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark

Sam Stephenson

Hardcover, 11 X 8.5 In. / 216 Pages / 120 Color 
ISBN 9780988983168 
List Price: $49.95 

Bull City is pretty much like lazing out on the porch of a summer’s night and meditating to your favorite ball team.”,
- The New York Times, July 10, 2014

“...captures not only the atmosphere at the games and in the stadium but also the complexities of being a minor-league baseball player.”,
- The New Yorker, August 13, 2014

“A rich photo book interspersed with smart, poignant essays about the game’s rhythm, its injustice, and its occasional grace.”,
 Mother Jones, August 31, 2014

Edited by Sam Stephenson
Text by Howard L. Craft, Adam Sobsey, and Emma D. Miller 


Around a season of minor league baseball, Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark brings together a team of artists and documentarians to find stories and images on the field and behind the scenes, presenting a microcosm of contemporary America engaged in a favorite pastime.

The Durham Bulls are one of the most popular and successful minor league baseball teams in the country, with more players being sent to the Majors than any other minor league team. To diversify the documentation of the 2013 season, guest artists Alex Harris, Frank Hunter, Kate Joyce, Elizabeth Matheson, Leah Sobsey, Alec Soth, Hank Willis Thomas and Hiroshi Watanabe were invited to photograph the team in Durham. "The opportunity to photograph spring baseball in North Carolina was a no-brainer," Soth says. "The pacing of baseball arouses a kind of leisurely attentiveness that is analogous to photographic seeing. You look and look and then every once in a while, snap, you get a hit." To visit the book website, go here