James Joyce. Berenice Abbott.

James Joyce.

1926 [c. mid-1970s].

4 1/2" x 3 1/2" Silver print on paper Item #320666

Berenice Abbott photographed James Joyce in Paris on two occasions, at his home in 1926 and in her studio in 1928. His modernist masterpieces, Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, are books of the modern metropolis, but they're also wholly concerned with domestic life – that of the kitchen and of the bathroom, of the bedroom and of sleep. The intimate photos of Joyce at home show him in high style, but suffereing from the bad eyesight that plagued him during his work on Finnegans Wake. In comparison with the later sitting in her studio, in which Joyce in a black suit is staring out pensively, these photos show him looking inward.

Contact print, trimmed. Made in preparation for Hank O'Neal's 1982 book, Berenice Abbott: American Photographer.

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