Title: Oraien Catledge: Photographs
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication Date: 2010
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
Signed by Oraien Catledge and editor Constance Lewis at the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award Ceremony in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on 6/4/11. Oraien Catledge is the 2011 award recipient for photography. University Press of Mississippi, United States, 2010. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 305 x 279 mm. This is a lavishly illustrated survey of the work of acclaimed American photographer, Oraien Catledge. Oraien Catledge, a Mississippian born in 1928, was entirely self-taught as a photographer and came to his vocation near the end of his career as an advocate for the blind. His singularly arresting black and white images - which often take the working poor as their subject - are celebratory and inquiring of the human condition, without resorting to sentimentality or artifice. His gritty, everyman subject matter and direct approach recall the work of Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Margaret Bourke-White, photographers who documented the people and hardships of the Great Depression. His memories of the Mississippi Delta - another area beset with poverty - furnished him with the understanding and sympathy to engage his subjects without exploitation or judgment. Bookseller Inventory # 000202
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