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Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262122290 | 206 pp. | 9.8 x 10.3 in | August 2000

Photography in Boston



“Boston, with its plethora of fine cultural, scientific, and educational institutions, has played an important role in the development of photography—both as a scientific tool and as a medium of artistic expression—since photography's invention in 1839. Photography in Boston: 1955-1985 successfully identifies the city's unique contributions during the mid-twentieth century and positions them solidly within the context of American photographic history for the first time. Can't wait for the pre-quel.”
Beth Gates Warren, freelance curator, collections consultant, and Director, Sotheby's New York Photographs Department, 1985-1995
“This collection of essays and photographs recounts who did what, in the very imporant where of Boston, during three decades of intense activity. Telling the story of a special media-based regionalism, these lucid and informative essays also trace the growing significane during this period of American photography overall. Photography in Boston allows us to relive and reconsider an impressive roster of individuals.”
Merry Foresta, Senior Currator, Smithsonian American Art Museum
“This book surveys the broad spectrum of photo achievements in the Boston area in the post-war era. It is to be commended for both its ground-breaking research and its choice selection of images. While regional in its focus, Lafo and Nagler's book has wider implications for understanding the limits and possibilities of photgraphic modernism in general.”
Louis Kaplan, Department of Cinema and Photography, Southern Illinois University
“This study makes an important contribution to our understanding of how Boston served as a nexus for many of the artists critics and historians who have shaped the recent history of photography in the academy and beyond.”
Deborah Martin Kao, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University