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. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110393048241