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THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF HOMER PAGE: THE GUGGENHEIM YEAR: NEW YORK, 1949-50
Keith F. Davis

Yale University Press, 2009
Hardcover
144 pages
98 b+w illustrations
ISBN: 9780300154436

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This volume it is the first book on Homer Page (1918-1985), a brilliant but overlooked photographer active in the late 1940s and 50s. It focuses on his previously unpublished photographs of New York taken while a Guggenheim Fellow from 1949 to 1950. First recognized by Ansel Adams in 1944, California-born Page exhibited in a major show of young artists at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1946.

His work as a Guggenheim Fellow - which depicts pedestrians in motion, friends and family members conversing, commuters, children playing, political rallies and protests, and isolated figures resting and watching - offers a fascinating look at New York during the late 1940s and represents the culmination of Page's most important work. The Photographs of Homer Page features a plate section of these compelling and often poignant images together with texts by the artist, a bibliography, and an essay by noted scholar Keith F. Davis examining Page's life and career -including his connections with Lange, Nancy and Beaumont Newhall, and Edouard Steichen.

 

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