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Author Grossman, Sid, 1915-1955, photographer.

Title The life and work of Sid Grossman / Keith F. Davis ; foreword by Howard Greenberg.

Publication Info. Göttingen, Germany : Steidl ; New York, New York : Howard Greenberg Gallery, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    770.92 Grossman,S GRO    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 251 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Foreword / Howard Greenberg -- As personal as a name, a fingerprint, a kiss: the life and work of Sid Grossman / Keith F. Davis : Who was Sid Grossman? ; Coming of age ; A documentary age: the camera and the American scene ; Grossman and the Photo League ; Grossman as teacher: the early Photo League years ; Grossman's early photographs: 1938-1940 ; Interlude: the Army and Central America ; New York: the later Photo League years ; The blacklist ; After the Photo League ; The later teaching ; Journey to the Cape ; Notes -- Grossman speaking: selections from the 1950 class transcript.
Summary Sid Grossman and his photographs were largely forgotten after his untimely death in 1955 at the age of forty-two. One of the founders of the left-leaning Photo League (1936--51), Grossman was labeled a Communist and blacklisted in 1949. A demanding and capricious teacher who challenged his students to think critically about all aspects of their photography, Grossman's own approach to image-making and his remarkable body of work were constantly evolving. This monograph, the first comprehensive survey of Sid Grossman's life and work, contains more than 150 photographs that demonstrate Grossman's enduring talent and depth. The images range from his early social documentary work of the late 1930s to the more personal and dynamic street photography of the late 1940s, as well as late experiments with abstraction in both black and white and color. It features a biographical and critical essay which traces Grossman's evolution as a photographer and examines his considerable influence as a teacher. The book concludes with an extensive selection of excerpts from a transcript of tape recordings of a course that Grossman taught in the spring of 1950 in which he expounds his views on photography, art, and creativity.
Subject Grossman, Sid, 1915-1955.
Photographers -- United States -- 20th century -- Biography.
Added Author Davis, Keith F., 1952- author.
Greenberg, Howard, 1948- writer of foreword.
Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York, N.Y.), issuing body.
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ISBN 3958291252

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