William Gedney died in 1989 at the age of 56. He left behind a lifetime of photographic work, most of it unknown outside a few colleagues and curators, John Szarkowski, Lee Friedlander and Diane Arbus among them. These photographs - taken primarily in New York, San Francisco, Kentucky and India - are remarkable in their sympathetic and quietly sensual view of the world. Gedney's unobtrusive view reveals the beauty and mystery of individual lives. They illuminate the rare, lyrical vision of a photographer who, while living a reclusive personal life, recorded the lives of others with remarkable sensitivity and poignancy.
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Margaret Sartor is a photographer and research associate at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. She is the editor of Their Eyes Meeting the World by Robert Coles and, with Alex Harris, Gertrude Blom: Bearing Witness. Geoff Dyer is the author of seven books, including But Beautiful, Out of Sheer Rage, and, most recently, Paris Trance.
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Book Description W. W. Norton, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: An extraordinary & stirring collection of photographs & writings by an enigmatic photographer whose work is published here for the first time. William Gedney died in 1989 at the age of fifty-six. He left behind a lifetime of photographic work, most of it unknown outside of a few colleagues & curators, including John Szarkowski, Lee Friedlander, & Diane Arbus. These photographs-taken primarily in New York, San Francisco, Kentucky, & India-are remarkable in their sympathetic & quietly sensual view of the world. They illuminate the rare, lyrical vision of a photographer who, while living a highly reclusive personal life, was able to record the lives of others with remarkable sensitivity & poignancy. From the commerce of the street outside his Brooklyn apartment window to the daily chores of unemployed coal miners, from the indolent lifestyle of hippies in Haight-Ashbury to the sacred rituals of Hindu worshippers, Gedney's unobtrusive view reveals the beauty & mystery of each individual life. Excerpts from Gedney's correspondence & notebooks help us discover this intensely private man who captured the people & place surround him with such striking clarity & intimacy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0393048241
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