What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of Wiliiam Gedney

What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of Wiliiam Gedney

by William J. Gedney
     
 

Sartor, a photographer and research associate at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, has woven together a selection of b&w photographs with excerpts from the notebooks and correspondence of William Gedney to present both an illustration of his work and his own personal dreams, expectations, and desires. It is a look both at the art of a talented… See more details below

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Sartor, a photographer and research associate at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, has woven together a selection of b&w photographs with excerpts from the notebooks and correspondence of William Gedney to present both an illustration of his work and his own personal dreams, expectations, and desires. It is a look both at the art of a talented photographer, and the inner life of an at times lonely man. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Editorial Reviews

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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