The Gift of Friendship – by Bill Coleman
“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” – Bernard Meltzer (quote excerpt from page 5)
The Gift of Friendship explores the value of friendship in our lives. Combining the Amish photography of Bill Coleman with excerpts and quotations from literature, poetry, and film on the subject of companionship, this book lovingly presents, in words and pictures, the value of this special relationship and helps to express it with sincerity, warmth, and wit.
The author’s, Bill Coleman, body of work is recognized and celebrated as the foremost photographic documentation of the Amish. The images in this book reflect some of the 40 years of Coleman’s exploration of these notoriously reticent photo subjects. His enthusiasm and affection for this community of Amish in rural Pennsylvania is reflected throughout the book.