"He was not a Communist spy. He was not anything but a brilliant photographer, a beautiful teacher and a good guy to those who loved him."
—Miriam Grossman Cohen, widow of Sid Grossman, on her husband
(Thanks to Oren Grad)
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Featured Comment by Oren Grad: "For those who can't make it to New York, here's the website for the show at the Jewish Museum. Lots of good stuff, including pictures and the touring schedule for the show."
Featured [partial] Comment by Www: "There's also a fine catalog, available through Amazon as well as at the show."
Mike adds: I'm really tempted by that book. That work is underserved in publication. Anyone seen it?
Scott Kirkpatrick replies: "Mike, I have The Radical Camera and you would certainly love it. Excellent articles (a good counterpoint to Jane Livingston's The New York School) by Mason Klein, Catherine Evans, Murice Berger, Michael Lesy and Anne Wilkes Tucker. Lots of information about the lesser-known photographers who learned and exhibited at the League. Wonderful pictures. A whole tenement block watching an Elks' parade, by Jack Manning. Many from the Harlem Document, with a good discussion in the articles of the weaknesses of that work (no awareness of van der Zee or De Carava...). Lovely pictures of groups by Lucy Ashjian. Sol Prom, George Gilbert and Sol Libsohn. Multiple plates by Hine, Model, Abbot, and Grossman himself, not always familiar."