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    New Book: Group f.64 - Mary Street Alinder

    There's a new book out, from Mary Street Alinder, that digs deep into the lives of the charter members of Group f.64

    I was lucky last weekend, caught a heads-up that this book was out. And she was about to give a talk. In less than two hours. So I hopped in the car and crossed the bridge to Oakland to arrive just in time. Mary made a point to greet me with a warm handshake and then gave a wonderful presentation, illustrated with pictures (of course) and music (by Ansel Adams no less).

    Her friendship with several members of the group puts her in a unique position to write on the topic, and her warm and personal writing style comes through. She said she wanted to give a voice to the women who were part of the movement, but who worked in more "visual" ways, compared to some of the men who were also talented writers (so we know more about them). I think she's done exactly that.

    I'm still making my way through the book, but so far (since she starts there) I am enjoying drawing connections between familiar stories of Edward Weston's life and new stories of the lives of those intertwined with him. The stories come to life so dramatically, that you hardly realize this is a fully-referenced account of history.

    Lightly illustrated throughout, Mary fought for and got a tipped-in signature of 16 high quality photos on gloss stock.

    Highy recommended!

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    http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/group-f64-9781620405550/

    I just bought it and it's on the way. Thanks Bill.

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    The book is a great read - finished it last weekend.
    One of the women I never heard of before is Consuelo Kanaga. Based on Alinder's appraisal, I ordered a book of her work.
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    Thank you for the tip. I'll put it on my birthday wish list.

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    Thanks Bill. I ordered it. I'll save it for the flight over to Japan...

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    Thanks for the heads-up Bill.
    I stopped into my local indie bookseller today expecting to order it, and they had two on the shelf.
    (and now they have one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheToadMen View Post
    Thank you for the tip. I'll put it on my birthday wish list.

    Bert from Holland
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    Well, it was my birthday last weekend and I was given some money to get me a good book. So I ordered this book at a local book store. I'll probably get it next week.

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    "Have fun and catch that light beam!"
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    * I'm an analogue enthusiast, trying not to fall into the digital abyss.
    * My favorite cameras: Mamiya C330f, Nikon S2, Hasselblad SWC, Leica SL, Leica M7, Russian FKD 18x24, Bronica SQ-B and RF645, Rolleiflex T, Nikon F4s, Olympus Pen FT, Agfa Clack and my pinhole cameras.



 

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