Album

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Album

February 1970-January 1971
(12 issues; missing #4 & #8)

Album was published in London from 1970 to 1971. Its editor was Bill Jay.

It was a magazine of photography’s incursions.

Every page is black and white. No ornament, austere blocks of text. The effect is like drawing a curtain, or dimming the lights in a theater, only without the direction dictated by film, leaving you free to wander.

There are no advertisements.

Its concern was the actuality of practice. Old essays followed new talents in a critical space where “art photography” was as ludicrous a term as “art painting,” and what appears easy and available as a technology is, like any artistic practice, much more fugitive and essential.

 

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Duane Michals, Issue #7

 

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Issue #1

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from “On Being a Radical Photographer,” an interview with Blankfort, Issue #1

 

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W. Eugene Smith, “Black Man’s Battleground,” Issue #2

 

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from Issue #2

 

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W. Eugene Smith, “Mailbox,” Ku Klux Klan series, Issue #2

 

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from Press Cuttings, Issue #2

 

 

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from Quotes, Issue #1

 

 

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Gordon Bennett, “San Francisco,” Issue #11

 

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from Opinions, Issue #1

 

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Bill Brandt, “Friar’s Bay,” Issue #1

 

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from Opinions, Issue #7

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Manuel Alvarez Bravo, “Luz restrida,” Issue #9

 

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from John Thomson’s “Illustrations of China and its People,” Issue #9

 

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George N. Barnard, official photographer to Sherman’s Campaign, Issue #7

 

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Harvey Himelfarb, from the Visual Dialogue Foundation portfolio, “Premonitions of a Tyranny of Culture,” Issue #10

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Posted on October 20, 2014, in Periodicals, Photography (Periodicals) and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Reblogged this on jetude and commented:
    excellent resource

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