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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Mike,

That Ray Metzker book you mentioned is outstanding. I also recommend an earlier Steidl book called Light Lines.

It's hard to grasp all of his work because it is so deep and varied but I really felt an affinity with his street-ish and urban-landscape photos, especially the ones incorporating car reflections.

I only learned of Metzker a couple years ago when I saw his "Philadelphia, 1964" -- a famous shot of a man in silhouette on a sun-dappled street -- in an Aperture Gallery exhibit, but since then I've felt a strong connection to his way of seeing.

Sad that I didn't have an opportunity to meet him and express my admiration.

Question for Keith F. Davis of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art:

Does Yale University Press intend to reprint the The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker?

http://yalepress.yale.edu/book.asp?isbn=9780300171051

Inquiring but poor minds want to know.

Prices have gone silly in the used book market and some of us missed out the first time around.

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