This sequence of photos was first published in 1970 in the book Sequences (Duane Michals, New York: Doubleday; Amazon).
Duane Michals is an American photographer born in Pittsburgh on February 18, 1932. Two months ago he celebrated his eightieth anniversary. He still lives and works in New York.
From the Carnegie Museum of Art (text is excerpted from Pittsburgh Revealed catalog, by Linda Benedict-Jones, 1997):
Duane Stephen Michals was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, and attended McKeesport Technical High School. From 1949 to 1953, he studied art at the University of Denver. Since teaching himself how to photograph in 1956 and 1957, he has worked as a freelance photographer for many national magazines, including Vogue, Esquire, Mademoiselle, and Scientific American. Michals had his first solo exhibition at Underground Gallery in New York in 1963. Since then, more than 125 solo exhibitions of his work have been presented throughout the world, notably at the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, 1971; Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris, 1982; Modern Art Center, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 1990; and the Irish Gallery of Photography, Dublin, 1993.
[…] Michals is best known for his sequence photographs, which he began creating in 1966 in New York. Dramatically different from more traditional photo essays such as those published in Life magazine, these works offered a new form of expression in the field of photography. The sequences vary in length, and the photographs are often accompanied by words handwritten by Michals after the final print is made. In these works, Michals abandons the alleged veracity of the photograph in favor of combining poetry and personal narrative with camera-made images. (read more)
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I first heard of Duane Michals over at All Things Amazing.
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