A Photographer's Memoir
By Tony Mendoza
(Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9780811829632, 80pp.)
Publication Date: February 2001
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Ernie: A Photographer's Memoir was first published by a small Santa Barbara press in 1985. By all accounts, Ernie was a phenomenon, selling an estimated 100,000 copies. Photographer Tony Mendoza had captured the mercurial character of that irascible, self-possessed, utterly lovable cat, telling the curiously moving story of their relationship in the voices of both himself and Ernie. Our beautifully produced hardcover edition of this classic tale is poised to charm legions of new readers. Featuring never-before-published pictures, and a few more private thoughts from Ernie himself, Ernie is sure to steal hearts all over again.
Tony Mendoza is the author of five books and has received numerous awards including three National Endowment for the Arts Photography Fellowships and a Guggenheim Photography Fellowship. His photographs are in major museum collections, including the MOMA and the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. He lives in Ohio and teaches photography at Ohio State University.