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Gedney in India: William Gedney

June 9 - October 28

William Gedney (1932 – 1989) is one of the key figures of American street photography. His work in India is the series to which he devoted the most time in the field and the last he labored to organize and edit. An intensely private man, Gedney’s photographs were largely unknown in his lifetime outside of a few colleagues and curators, including John Szarkowski, who wrote: “His pictures reward us with real knowledge of the lives of specific people. Being a good witness, he does not attempt to direct our verdict concerning the quality of these lives. He does allow us to see that they are in many ways much like our own.” This description illuminates William Gedney’s in-depth work in India, where he created an intimate portrait of the people he encountered, finding beauty and mystery amidst the harsh realities of daily life. This exhibition is the first devoted exclusively to Gedney’s photographs of India and was originally shown in 2017 at the Jehangir Nicholson Gallery in Mumbai, India.

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Start:
June 9
End:
October 28
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Venue

Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery
411 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Phone:
(919) 660-5870
Website:
https://library.duke.edu/exhibits/about/photography

Details

Start:
June 9
End:
October 28
Event Category:

Venue

Rubenstein Library Photography Gallery
411 Chapel Drive
Durham, NC 27708 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(919) 660-5870
Website:
https://library.duke.edu/exhibits/about/photography