Gita Lenz Photographs

Gita Lenz Photographs
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Introduction by Gordon Stettinius.

Richmond, Virginia. Candela Books. 2010. Hardback, cloth with image laid-down on front board. 100 pages. 52 full-page tri-tone plates. 300 x 250mm (11¾ x 9¾"). 0.95kg. 9780984573905. English. Fine; as new.

Published to coincide with an exhibition of Lenz's work shown at the Gitterman Gallery, New York. 'Gita Lenz is an American born photographer. Most active from the 1940s through the early 1960s, Lenz earned considerable recognition during her career, notably she was included in two photography exhibitions curated by Edward Steichen for the Museum of Modern Art . She was also included in a three-person show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and had numerous articles and features in photography magazines to her credit. Though initially she might have been described as a social documentarian, Lenz quickly embraced elements of Abstract Impressionism, possibly influenced by Aaron Siskind, a prominent photographer and good friend as well. Abstract compositions, surreal subject matter, and intimate portraits all attracted Lenz’s attention and each subject was carefully considered and beautifully printed.' (from the publisher's description).