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Author Sholis, Brian,
Title Kentucky Renaissance : the Lexington Camera Club and its community, 1954-1974 / Brian Sholis ; with an essay by John Jeremiah Sullivan.
Imprint New Haven ; London: Yale University Press ; [Cincinnati] : In association with the Cincinnati Art Museum, [2016]

Author Sholis, Brian,
Subject Lexington Camera Club -- History -- Exhibitions.
Photography -- Kentucky -- Lexington -- History -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions.
Alt Name Sullivan, John Jeremiah, 1974-
Cincinnati Art Museum,
Add Title Lexington Camera Club and its community, 1954-1974
Description xv, 175 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
Note Published on the occasion of the exhibition "Kentucky Renaissance: the Lexington Camera Club and its community, 1954-1974", organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and held there October 8, 2016-January 1, 2017.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Dozens of American cities witnessed the founding of camera clubs in the first half of the 20th century, though few boasted as many accomplished artists as the one based in Lexington, Kentucky. This pioneering book provides the most absorbing account to date of the Lexington Camera Club, an under-studied group of artists whose ranks included Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Van Deren Coke, Robert C. May, James Baker Hall, and Cranston Ritchie. These and other members of the Lexington Camera Club explored the craft and expressive potential of photography. They captured Kentucky's dramatic natural landscape and experimented widely with different techniques, including creating double and multiple exposures or shooting deliberately out-of-focus images. In addition to compiling images by these photographers, this book examines their relationships with writers, publishers, and printmakers based in Kentucky at the time, such as Wendell Berry, Guy Davenport, Jonathan Greene, and Thomas Merton. Moreover, the publication seeks to highlight the unique contributions that the Lexington Camera Club made to 20th-century photography, thus broadening a narrative of modern art that has long focused on New York and Chicago. Featuring a wealth of new scholarship, this fascinating catalogue asserts the importance and artistic achievement of these often overlooked photographers and their circle"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780300218985 (hardback)
0300218982 (hardback)
OCLC # 945946539

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