A real good photo read

Discussion in 'Book, Magazine, Gallery Reviews, Shows & Contests' started by severian, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. severian

    severian Member

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    If you can find a copy of Limelight by Helen Gee get it. It's a good story of the early days (early 50's) of the photo gallery scene in NYC. Limelight was a coffeeshop/gallery that exhibited photography. I believe it was the first such photo gallery. Lot's of juicy stuff. Robert Frank was a perfect gentleman but the same could not be said for Walker Evans etc. etc.. Helen Gee just recently died but all photographers owe her a debt of gratitude.

    Severian, Autarch of Urth, Journeyman in The Society of the Seekers of Truth and Penitence
     
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    My last name is Gee (no relation to Helen as far as I know) - I've always been curious about her. Sad to hear of her passing. I'll look for this!