What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of Wiliiam Gedney

What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of Wiliiam Gedney

by William J. Gedney
     
 

William Gedney died in 1989 at the age of 56. He left behind a lifetime of photographic work, most of it unknown outside of a few colleagues and curators. 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…  See more details below

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William Gedney died in 1989 at the age of 56. He left behind a lifetime of photographic work, most of it unknown outside of a few colleagues and curators. 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 worshipers, Gedney's unobtrusive view reveals the beauty and mystery of individual lives. Excerpts from Gedney's correspondence and notebooks help us discover this intensely private man.

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The New Yorker
William Gedney was a photographer of unusual grace and tenderness...his best pictures—whether depicting street scenes in India, the life of a Kentucky coal-mining family, or the peregrinations of young hippies through the Haight—achieve an offhand intimacy whose resonance derives from his deep understanding of the nature of solitude...This beautiful collection accords him the recognition he shied from in his lifetime.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393048247
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.91(w) x 10.39(h) x 0.79(d)

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