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Tuesday, 14 October 2014


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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?


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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