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The Resource Russell Lee photographs : images from the Russell Lee photograph collection at the Center for American History, Russell Lee ; foreword by John Szarkowski ; introduction by J.B. Colson ; photographs selected and arranged by Linda Peterson

Russell Lee photographs : images from the Russell Lee photograph collection at the Center for American History, Russell Lee ; foreword by John Szarkowski ; introduction by J.B. Colson ; photographs selected and arranged by Linda Peterson

Label
Russell Lee photographs : images from the Russell Lee photograph collection at the Center for American History
Title
Russell Lee photographs
Title remainder
images from the Russell Lee photograph collection at the Center for American History
Statement of responsibility
Russell Lee ; foreword by John Szarkowski ; introduction by J.B. Colson ; photographs selected and arranged by Linda Peterson
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Russell Lee is widely acclaimed as one of the most outstanding documentary photographers of the twentieth century. His images of American life during the Great Depression, created for the Farm Security Administration between 1936 and 1942, hold a preeminent place in one of history's best-known and most useful photographic collections. This famous body of work demonstrates Lee's extraordinary ability to reveal the humanity of his subjects and to become a part of the communities he photographed. It also displays Lee's superior technical ability - his legendary skill in using a flash enabled Lee to create some of the finest candids in the history of photography. Russell Lee Photographs is the first book to show the full range and quality of Lee's entire oeuvre beyond the FSA work, as well as the first major publication of his photographs since F. Jack Hurley's 1978 book, Russell Lee: Photographer (long out of print). The book contains over 140 images, 101 of which have never appeared in book publication. The photographs are grouped into suites of images that represent all of Lee's important, non-FSA subjects: early work from New York City and Woodstock; the Spanish-speaking people of Texas; the mentally and physically disabled; political campaigns, including the Kennedy-Johnson campaign of 1960; commercial work for chemical and other companies; a portfolio of images of Italy; and quintessential scenes of small-town life." "Setting Lee's images in context are a foreword by John Szarkowski, one of America's leading photography curators and critics, and an introduction by Lee's friend and fellow photography educator J.B. Colson, who offers fascinating personal insights into Lee's life and career."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
779.092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TR820.5
LC item number
.L433 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
Series statement
Focus on American history series
Label
Russell Lee photographs : images from the Russell Lee photograph collection at the Center for American History, Russell Lee ; foreword by John Szarkowski ; introduction by J.B. Colson ; photographs selected and arranged by Linda Peterson
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Foreword / John Szarkowski -- Introduction : "There was a job to do" : the photographic career of Russell Lee / J.B. Colson -- The photographs -- Section introductions / Linda Peterson
Control code
68786716
Dimensions
29 x 31 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 236 p.
Isbn
9780292714991
Isbn Type
((cl.) : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006015020
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (Wittliff Gallery): Gift of Connie Todd, 2010 (Access. No. 2010-005). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Russell Lee photographs : images from the Russell Lee photograph collection at the Center for American History, Russell Lee ; foreword by John Szarkowski ; introduction by J.B. Colson ; photographs selected and arranged by Linda Peterson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Foreword / John Szarkowski -- Introduction : "There was a job to do" : the photographic career of Russell Lee / J.B. Colson -- The photographs -- Section introductions / Linda Peterson
Control code
68786716
Dimensions
29 x 31 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 236 p.
Isbn
9780292714991
Isbn Type
((cl.) : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006015020
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (Wittliff Gallery): Purchased. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (Wittliff Gallery): Gift of Connie Todd, 2010 (Access. No. 2010-005). With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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