Printed in Italy, each copy (256 pages, format: 35.5 x 28 cm /14 x 11 in.) is signed and numbered, and packaged in a handmade, cloth-lined clamshell case, with an exclusive 11x14 silver gelatin print, also signed and numbered.
The limited edition printing – originally hailed as “the ultimate homage to the sun-kissed surfing life…” – features 85 previously unpublished photos, and a reflective essay by Dweck.
The expanded 10th Anniversary Art Edition Box Set of The End: Montauk, N.Y. (limited edition of 300) examines the legacy of this original work, but also addresses the myriad of changes Dweck predicted when he first turned his camera to Montauk in early 2000.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of The End: Montauk, N.Y. will go towards maintaining the waterways and beaches of Long Island and the U.S. through the Surfrider Foundation and Oceana.
Also available in two other Art Editions (No. 101-200, 201-300) each with alternate silver gelatin photographs signed by Michael Dweck.
Originally published in 2004, The End presented an idyllic and erotic portrait of the famed Long Island, NY, fishing community, and offered an idealized glimpse into the lives of the beautiful denizens who comprised its surfing subculture. From the dunes of Montauk’s secret surfing haunts, Dweck’s first major photographic work told a paradisiacal narrative about summer and youth, which blended idealism and documentation to reflect a place and a way of life both fading and being reinvented. The original run, as the New York Times noted, “sold out its first printing of 5,000 books in less than three weeks,” and became an instant classic, fueled by its groundbreaking narrative form, and now-iconic images like the cover’s nude, “Sonya”, “Dave and Pam in their Caddy”, “Adriana” and “Lilla.”