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The Resource The radical camera : New York's Photo League, 1936-1951, Mason Klein and Catherine Evans ; with contributions by Maurice Berger, Michael Lesy, Anne Wilkes Tucker

The radical camera : New York's Photo League, 1936-1951, Mason Klein and Catherine Evans ; with contributions by Maurice Berger, Michael Lesy, Anne Wilkes Tucker

Label
The radical camera : New York's Photo League, 1936-1951
Title
The radical camera
Title remainder
New York's Photo League, 1936-1951
Statement of responsibility
Mason Klein and Catherine Evans ; with contributions by Maurice Berger, Michael Lesy, Anne Wilkes Tucker
Title variation
  • New York's Photo League, 1936-1951
  • Photo League, 1936-1951
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Artists in the Photo League, active from 1936 to 1951, were known for capturing sharply revealing, compelling moments from everyday life. Their focus centered on New York City and its vibrant streets--a newsboy at work, a brass band on a bustling corner, a crowded beach at Coney Island. Though beautiful, the images harbor strong social commentary on issues of class, child labor, and opportunity. The Radical Camera explores the fascinating blend of aesthetics and social activism at the heart of the Photo League, tracing the group's left-leaning roots and idealism to the worker-photography movement in Europe. Influenced by mentors Lewis Hine, Berenice Abbott, and Paul Strand, artists in the Photo League worked within a unique complex comprising a school, a darkroom, a gallery, and a salon, in which photography was discussed as both a means for social change and an art form. The influence of the Photo League artists on modern photography was enormous, ushering in the New York School. Presenting 150 works of the members of the Photo League alongside complementary essays that offer new interpretations of the League's work, ideas, and pedagogy, this beautifully illustrated book features artists including Margaret Bourke-White, Sid Grossman, Morris Engel, Lisette Model, Ruth Orkin, Walter Rosenblum, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, and Weegee, among many others"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klein, Mason
Dewey number
770.9747/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TR645.N532
LC item number
J394 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Evans, Catherine
  • Jewish Museum (New York, N.Y.)
  • Columbus Museum of Art
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Photo League
  • Photography, Artistic
  • Photography
Label
The radical camera : New York's Photo League, 1936-1951, Mason Klein and Catherine Evans ; with contributions by Maurice Berger, Michael Lesy, Anne Wilkes Tucker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Issued in connection with the exhibition organized by organized by the Jewish Museum and the Columbus Museum of Art, held at the Jewish Museum, New York, Nov. 4, 2-11-Mar. 25, 2012, and at three institutions at later dates
Bar code
  • 31223094895316
  • 31223094895415
  • 31223099645377
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rashomon reading
  • Anne Wilkes Tucker
  • Of politics and poetry : the dilemma of the Photo League
  • Mason Klein
  • Man in the mirror : Harlem document, race and the Photo League
  • Maurice Berger
  • As good as the guys : the women of the Photo League
  • Catherine Evans
  • Paper world
  • Michael Lesy
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
248 p.
Isbn
9780300146875
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011020574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 711045632
  • (OCoLC)711045632
Label
The radical camera : New York's Photo League, 1936-1951, Mason Klein and Catherine Evans ; with contributions by Maurice Berger, Michael Lesy, Anne Wilkes Tucker
Publication
Note
Issued in connection with the exhibition organized by organized by the Jewish Museum and the Columbus Museum of Art, held at the Jewish Museum, New York, Nov. 4, 2-11-Mar. 25, 2012, and at three institutions at later dates
Bar code
  • 31223094895316
  • 31223094895415
  • 31223099645377
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rashomon reading
  • Anne Wilkes Tucker
  • Of politics and poetry : the dilemma of the Photo League
  • Mason Klein
  • Man in the mirror : Harlem document, race and the Photo League
  • Maurice Berger
  • As good as the guys : the women of the Photo League
  • Catherine Evans
  • Paper world
  • Michael Lesy
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
248 p.
Isbn
9780300146875
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2011020574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 711045632
  • (OCoLC)711045632

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