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William Gedney Photographs and Writings

Duke University's Electronic Scriptorium presents this huge digital collection of the work of photographer William Gedney. With 4,900 photographic images, scanned writings, and notebooks, and nine digitized versions of handmade photographic books put together by Gedney himself, the site might be the largest catalog of an individual photographer's life and work available on the Web today. All of the materials are fully cataloged and searchable in a number of ways. Search results are presented in frames, but the hierarchy can be slightly confusing. Nonetheless, there are many gems here, such as, in the Photographic Book Projects section, "A Time of Youth [San Francisco] 1969," which includes many famous views of the Hippies in Haight-Ashbury. It is also possible to browse the main photographic collection, which has been divided into twelve series, such as Composers, 1962-1968; Kentucky, 1969; The Farm, 1950s; and so on.
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Date of Scout Publication 2000-01-28
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