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Berenice Abbott – A Life In Photography

The comprehensive biography of the iconic twentieth-century American photographer Berenice Abbott, a trailblazing documentary modernist, author, and inventor.

Berenice Abbott is to American photography as Georgia O’Keeffe is to painting or Willa Cather to letters. She was a photographer of astounding innovation and artistry, a pioneer in both her personal and professional life. Abbott’s sixty-year career established her not only as a master of American photography, but also as a teacher, writer, archivist, and inventor. Famously reticent in public, Abbott’s fascinating life has long remained a mystery—until now.

In Berenice Abbott: A Life in Photography, author, archivist, and curator Julia Van Haaften brings this iconic public figure to life alongside outlandish, familiar characters from artist Man Ray to cybernetics founder Norbert Wiener.

The Book was published by W. W. Norton & Co., 4/10/18.
A review was published April 9th in the New York Times.

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Celebrating the birthday and work of Thomas Neff. An exceptional photographer and person, Neff is a retired professor from LSU in Baton Rouge.

Highlighting 10 images from a powerful body of work entitled: Holding Out And Hanging On - Surviving Hurricane Katrina.

This work stemmed from his personal experiences and relationships with nearly two hundred people in New Orleans who defied evacuation orders after Hurricane Katrina devastated their city. During this time he photographed and compiled the stories of these resolute people who survived the onslaught of the storm, the flooding of their homes, and the city they hold so dear.

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Bert Hardy (1913 - 1995)
Hardy was a British documentary and press photographer. He rose from humble working class origins to work first for the General Photographic Agency, then to found his own freelance firm Criterion. In 1941 Criterion was absorbed into the leading picture publication of the 1930s and 1940s, Picture Post.

Hardy was self-taught and used a Leica - unconventional for press photographers at that time - but went on to become the Post's Chief Photographer. Hardy served as a war photographer in the Royal Army Photographic Unit from 1942 until 1946: he took part in the D-Day landings in June 1944; covered the liberation of Paris; the allied advance across the Rhine; and was one of the first photographers to enter a liberated Nazi concentration camp to record the suffering there. He later went on to cover the Korean War for Picture Post.

After leaving Picture Post Hardy became one of the most successful advertising photographers of the 1960s.

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May is National Photography Month - Highlighting today portrait photography. Since the inception of the medium we have pointed the camera at ourselves. A good portrait not only reveals a person's physical attributes but often provides context and deeper insight to the subject.

Shown here - in order of appearance - are portraits by Imogen Cunningham, Thomas Neff, Paul Strand, Pirkle Jones, Alexander Rodchenko and John Gutmann.

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