Item #325040 Photography at Mid-Century: Tenth Anniversary Exhibition. Ansel Adams.


Photography at Mid-Century: Tenth Anniversary Exhibition.

Rochester: George Eastman House, 1959.

Price: $2,500.00

About the item

First and only edition. Illustrated throughout with 91 black and white photographs by Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Eugene Meatyard, W. Eugene Smith, Inge Morath, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Margaret Bourke-White, Irving Penn, and many others. Unpaginated [96 leaves]. 1 vols. 4to. INSCRIBED BY MANY. Printed wrappers with black lettering with wear and chipping to head of spine and tape discoloration to two pages where the note and photograph were once attached. Near fine.

Item #325040

Inscribed to Ed L. Gates by many of the photographers. Among them Ansel Adams, Minor White, James E. Durrell, Jr., Paul Caponigro, Gene Saunders, and Beaumont Newhall, the director of Eastman House. A handwritten note from Gene Saunders laid in presenting the catalogue's recipient a portrait of Ansel Adams drinking soup, signed, dated, and titled by Saunders on the back, “sketch photo of Ansel Adams which I shot of him while he was lunching here”.

This was the second publication of George Eastman House under Beaumont Newhall's direction to coincide with a major exhibition of the collection.