William Gedney

only the lonely, 1955-1984
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Mysterious, introspective, fiercely private, and self-taught, street photographer William Gedney (1932-1989) produced impressive series of images focused on people whose lives were overlooked, hidden, or reduced to stereotypes. He was convinced that photography was a means of expression as efficient as literature, and his images were accompanied by writings, essays, excerpts from books, and aphorisms. Gedney avoided self-promotion, and his underrepresented work was largely unknown during his short lifetime. He died at the age of fifty-six from AIDS. "William Gedney: Only the Lonely, 1955-1984" is the first comprehensive retrospective of his photography.

StatementGilles Mora, Margaret Sartor and Lisa McCarty
ContributionsSartor, Margaret, author, McCarty, Lisa, 1982- author
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTR140.G43 M67 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination159 pages
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26933243M
ISBN 101477314830
ISBN 139781477314838
LC Control Number2017015010
OCLC/WorldCa982373551

I love William Gedney's work and could not afford to purchase the now out-of-print "What Was True." This volume by Gilles Mora is a blessing. The deeply human photographs speak for themselves, and I can't wait to dig into the text. This is a "documentary" photographer like none other.4/5(9).

By Gilles Mora, Lisa McCarty, and Margaret Sartor The first book on photographer William Gedney in nearly twenty years, this retrospective volume offers the only comprehensive survey of his work, including his acclaimed series on eastern Kentucky, Haight-Ashbury, India, gay pride parades, and night scenes Copublished with Editions Hazan.

William Gedney’s books. William Gedney Average rating: 12 ratings 3 reviews 12 distinct works • Similar authors. Only the Lonely, – by. William Gedney (Photographer), Gilles Mora (Contributor), Margaret Sartor. avg rating — 8 ratings.

Want /5. Collection comprises the entirety of William Gedney's photographic career, beginning with his student years at Pratt Institute in the s to his early death in The materials reveal Gedney's intense and meticulous dedication to his work, and his interest in street photography, portraiture, night photography, and the study of human nature.

William Gedney (), I have to admit, was unknown to me before I received a copy of William Gedney: Only the Lonely, – (University Of Texas Press, ). That being said, Only The Lonely provides a grand introduction to a photographer who surely deserves the recognition and appreciation that escaped him while he lived/5.

William Gedney: Only the Lonely, – Mora, Gilles, Sartor, Margaret, McCarty, Lisa: : BooksReviews: 9. A new book, William Gedney: Only the Lonely, –, may help elevate Gedney to his rightful place William Gedney book the pantheon.

A pioneer of immersive documentary, he made images, whether of. Chances are, if you’re reading this you’re like me– isolated from the starkness and poverty represented in William Gedney’s haunting, honest images of Kentucky life taken back in.

InSartor and Geoff Dyer coedited What Was True: The Photographs and Notebooks of William Gedney, which quickly sold out and is now out of print. As years passed and my fascination with Gedney and his Kentucky photographs grew, I began spending time in the archive going through boxes and boxes of work prints, notebooks, and book dummies.

Back inI some how accidentally stumbled upon Gedney's collection which was hosted by Duke University. Lost in hours of viewing, I found myself drawn to his work. Gedney's ability to capture that moment in time of people that is unrehearsed or poised. That vulnerable moment. Digging more, I discovered this book and purchased it/5(6).

William Gedney by Gilles Mora, edition, in English. Mysterious, introspective, fiercely private, and self-taught, street photographer William Gedney () produced impressive series of images focused on people whose lives were overlooked, hidden, or reduced to stereotypes.

William Gedney () grew-up in upstate New York and then moved to Manhattan at the age of nineteen to attend the Pratt Institute. It was there that he discovered his interest in photography. In he graduated and worked at Condé Nast for two years before leaving to pursue his own work.

Gedney avoided self-promotion, and his underrepresented work was largely unknown during his short lifetime. He died at the age of fifty-six from AIDS. William Gedney: Only the Lonely, – is the first comprehensive retrospective of his photography.

William J. Gedney (born April 4, in Orchards, Washington; died Novem in Ann Arbor, Michigan) was an American linguist and Southeast Asian language specialist. Gedney did extensive work relating to Tai historical linguistics Life. Gedney was born in Orchards. All black and white images (11) – William Gedney Collection, Duke University David M.

Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. William Gedney’s work never ceases to command my attention. It isn’t forceful, overbearing, or gimmicky. He presents grace, beauty, and humanity in a people often marginalized and dismissed. William Gedney died in at the age of He left behind a lifetime of photographic work, most of it unknown outside of a few colleagues and curators, John Szarkowski, Lee Friedlander, and Diane Arbus, among them.

These photographs—taken primarily in New York, San Francisco, Kentucky, and India—are remarkable in their sympathetic and quietly sensual view of the world.

©William Gedney / Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Entire Cornett family on porch, He spent time, in and again inwith one large, extended family, the Cornetts, in rural Kentucky.

Willy Cornett. William Gedney / Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Miscellaneous Writings pp By writing these words into his notebooks, the words became internalized inside the “box” of his own mind and body. Curator John Szarkowski describes Gedney as “inwardly directed,” and “self-sufficient.”.

All of Gedney's pictures and meticulous journals, 49, items, were donated to the Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library at Duke. William Gedney Photographs and Writings Photographs and contact sheets by 20th century American photographer William Gedney made between and   Inphotographer Alec Soth published Iris Garden, a beautiful book of Gedney’s pictures combined with the writing of John Cage (now out of print).

Before that, only one other book had been published dedicated solely to the work of William Gedney. InDuke University became the repository for linear feet of Gedney’s work. Photograph by William Gedney courtesy of the David M.

Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Calcutta, When the photographer William Gedney left for India, in the fall ofhe had just. Gedney preferred boxes and squares, controlled units of space where he could erase and negate his presence.

In both photographs and notebooks, Gedney folded himself into himself, remaining an enigma, a mystery, a mere trace.

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William Gedney / Duke University Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Miscellaneous Writings pp Margaret Sartor is a photographer and instructor at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies.

Her Photographs and Papers collection includes photographs of the American South, and some materials from her book project on William Gedney. 2 days ago  The late queer photographer William Gedney, who died from AIDS complications inwas notable for his rural Kentucky and gay Pride parade photographs, as well as those of the hippies in San Francisco.

Part of The Croy Cycle of books set in Croy, Oklahoma, “If I Remember Him” (Le Croyens Press, ). William Gedney photographs and papers,circaand undated, bulk Linear Feet — boxes, 1 oversize folder — Approximat items Linear Feet — boxes, 1 oversize folder — Approximat items.

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William Gedney Photographs and Writings This beautifully presented site features selections from Duke University's collection of photographer William Gedney's work and writings. From the mids to the s, Gedney captured everyday life of people in places as diverse as. The William Gedney series continued-- This time we turn our attention to Gedney's incredible shots of bikers back from '66 & '67, taken in both New York and San Francisco.

The custom handlebar work, while a little over-the-top, is pretty amazing to see, and a real moment in time. Great stuff by an artist who. William Gedney. likes. From the mid s through the early s, William Gedney () photographed throughout the United States, in India, and in Europe.

From street scenes outside his. After the exhibition Notes sur l’asphalte, une Amérique mobile et précaire last February, the Pavilion Populaire in Montpellier continues its season devoted to American photography with an exhibition entitled William Gedney: Only the Lonely,from 28th June to 17th September.

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Intimate Gestures: Handmade Books by William Gedney surveys the photographer’s little known practice of making photobooks by hand, a pursuit he was devoted to throughout his entire career.

The exhibit features seven completed photobooks and four book projects that were in-progress at the time of Gedney’s death inas well as handmade journals and related ephemera.

Billy Cornett smoking, Big Rock, Kentucky, JulyWilliam Gedney Courtesy of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Gedney, William Burton M.D.

passed away, Saturday, September 3, Dr. Gedney is survived by his wife Marjorie Davis Gedney (nee Malick); their children Wm. Burton (Leslie) Gedney.