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Gay Photographer Minor White’s Stunning Work Is Celebrated In New Retrospective


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Minor White
American, 1908–1976
Empty Head, 72 N. Union Street, Rochester, negative February 1962;
print 1962–1965
Gelatin silver print
Image: 30 x 23 cm (11 13/16 x 9 1/16 in.)
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Purchased in part with funds
provided by Daniel Greenberg, Susan Steinhauser, and the Greenberg
Foundation
Reproduced with permission of the Minor White Archive, Princeton
University Art Museum. © Trustees of Princeton University
2013.44.3

Minor White American, 1908–1976 Empty Head, 72 N. Union Street, Rochester, negative February 1962; print 1962–1965 Gelatin silver print Image: 30 x 23 cm (11 13/16 x 9 1/16 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Purchased in part with funds provided by Daniel Greenberg, Susan Steinhauser, and the Greenberg Foundation Reproduced with permission [...]

This image is from: Gay Photographer Minor White’s Stunning Work Is Celebrated In New Retrospective · «Back to article

  • 1 Comment
    • reeshard

      I studied under Minor at MIT in the 70’s. Class time with him was like going to church: it was as much a spiritual experience as a technical craft education (at which he was a master.) Several fellow students treated him like an authentic guru, but I always felt there was a lot more going on with him than he was able or allowed to express. Academic Cambridge wasn’t as homophobic as most places then, but it wasn’t particularly welcoming either. And for someone of Minor’s generation, the gay witch hunts of the 50’s would not be a distant memory. I’m glad to see his full dimensions and that he is getting belated recognition after unearthing these hidden images.

      Jul 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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