Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Quizzical Eye. The Photography of Rondal Partridge.

Quizzical Eye. The Photography of Rondal Partridge. Photographs by Rondal Partridge. Text by Elizabeth Partridge and Sally Stein. California Historical Society Press, San Francisco, 2002. 144 pp., numerous duotone illustrations, 10x11".

Back home again so will start updating properly. I had a Quizzical Eye when I was away/back where I used to live and with dear friends - sort of for the already very familiar, but lately forgotten - but oddly I didn't take any pictures...

"Rondal Partridge was born in 1917 to California etcher Roi Partridge and the celebrated photographer Imogen Cunningham. By his twentieth year, he had apprenticed to both Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams, who, along with Edward Weston, were close friends of the family. This intimate association with certain prominent figures in the photography community fueled his image-making activities but did not cloud his mind with aspirations of celebrity. In fact, his aversion to the spotlight is a central feature of this monograph/biography, which also presents his eclectic, but ever-fascinating, 60+ years of photographic activity."

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