Through an Uncommon Lens: The Life and Photography of F. Holland Day (Google eBook)

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Univ of Massachusetts Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 255 pages
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"Colorful and sometimes eccentric, Day was best known for his stunningly original, brilliantly executed, and sometimes controversial photographic images of blacks, children, and allegorical subjects. His determination to promote photography as a fine art led him to create photographic representations of the crucifixion of Christ, studies for which he was his own model." "Although he continued to mentor young artists until his death, ill health caused Day to spend the last fourteen years of his life inside his home in Norwood, Massachusetts. By the time he died in 1933, he was virtually unknown, but in recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in his art.".
  

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An unjustly forgotten late-19th century photographer "distinctive for his theatrical costuming, complex symbolism, near-mystical allegories, and skillful manipulation of light, shade, and skin tone ... Read full review

Contents

Roots and Wings
1
A Circle of Friends
17
69 Cornhill
41
A Studio of His Own
61
The Embodiment of a Prayer
87
Behold It Is I
111
To Start Anew
135
The Chalet
161
Solitude
187
Epilogue
207
Notes
211
Index
247
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About the author (2008)

Patricia J. Fanning is associate professor of sociology at Bridgewater State College and archivist of the Day Collection at the Norwood Historical Society.

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