William Gedney Homage

Woodkid (aka Yoann Lemoine) just released this video homage to the work of William Gedney, with a remix of a Max Richter track (as Max Richter is one of my very favorite composers, I will be talking more about this on my music blog):

In case you’re not familiar with the wonderful work of William Gedney, he was a reclusive photographer working mostly in the 60s and 70s, championed by the likes of Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander. He was rarely, if ever, exhibited on a solo basis during his lifetime (died of AIDs in the late 80s).  The only published book of his work was in 2000, to the best of my knowledge.

Duke University has a large collection of Gedney’s works and associated materials, and displays a nice  slideshow here of some of his images.  I highly recommend spending some time on the Duke University Library pages there to further explore the wealth of collected Gedney images and manuscripts.

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