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Disfarmer A collection of highly technically rendered images from a bygone social era The photographs were produced mostly with an also very bygone photographic technique, even for their own time.These photographic records are questionably great photographic art The collaborators that brought this work to the attention of the greater public of course promote this viewpoint They go as far as to put this work from an eccentric, mostly unlikeable, and little known rural American photographer in the panthe A collection of highly technically rendered images from a bygone social era The photographs were produced mostly with an also very bygone photographic technique, even for their own time.These photographic records are questionably great photographic art The collaborators that brought this work to the attention of the greater public of course promote this viewpoint They go as far as to put this work from an eccentric, mostly unlikeable, and little known rural American photographer in the pantheon of the greats The images in this book with a handful of exceptions are arguably just portraits of the residents of Heber Springs, Arkansas spanning 30 years They do document soldiers, farmers, and other rural American figures from this corner of the world The documentation however is a grim studio portraiture that borders on being only nostalgia and perhaps reveals no great insight The clothing and odd results in expression, or lack, and non typical poses does present a lot of material for analysis and the case that this is important work.My gut reaction is that this collection was a real find The glass plate technique used by this photographer was unusual for the time he used it Additionally he used a rarer form of chemicals that gave this work a different appearance that is else recognizable for this era The work itself however is too similar to a lot of rural work that we see, though not in this concentration, in historical societies, state and university museums across the U.S Nicely made book with very high quality paper offsets these images properly If there wasdocumentation for any or all of these photos it might help tremendously The plain unadorned presentation has its place and works in this context for near anonymity and thus the photographs stand almost solely on their technical merit and subject Beautiful collections of portraits from a truly mysterious small town historian that lived a posthumous life. Mike Disfarmer is a true American eccentric Born Mike Meyer, he changed his name to distance himself from both the surrounding farming community of his native Arkansas and from his own kinfolk claiming that a tornado had accidentally blown him onto the Meyer family farm as a baby The son of a German born Union soldier in the heart of the South, Disfarmer was an agnostic from Lutheran stock among the church going Baptists and Methodists, and remained a confirmed bachelor in a community of large families Despite his outsider status, as the resident studio photographer in the tiny town of Heber Springs from, Disfarmer was the ultimate insider, privy to each family s rites of passage from first birthdays to high school graduations, from engagements to anniversaries, from army furloughs to funerals His studio portraits present the people of the heartland during the turbulent times of the early twentieth century Disfarmer documented the farm families as they sent their sons to fight World War I, struggled through the Great Depression and returned to battle for World War II His career concludes with the optimistic s, as his previously somber camera joyfully captures the pairings of bobby soxed young women and their James Dean wannabe boyfriends Previously, Disfarmer s work was known only from a cache of glass plate negatives that had been salvaged from his studio after his death and spanned a fifth of his forty year career The culmination of an unprecedented two year historical reclamation project in which a dedicated team of researchers scoured every family album in every home along every dirt road in Cleburne Count,Disfarmer The Vintage Printspresents the never before seen original vintage prints of the enigmatic photographer throughout his career

  • Hardcover
  • 240 pages
  • Disfarmer
  • Edwynn Houk
  • English
  • 19 March 2017
  • 1576873048

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