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Photographs

Gita Lenz

2010

Candela Books

Working primarily from the 1940s through the early 1960s, the American photographer Gita Lenz (1910-2011) made documents of New York street life. She was equally given to inflecting her portraiture with hints of social realism and surrealism. Influenced by her close friend Aaron Siskind, Lenz produced abstract compositions, cityscapes, surreal still lifes and intimate portraits. She receded from view in the 1960s as financial demands impeded her practice, but in 2002 a chance meeting with photographer Gordon Stettinius led to the retrieval of this small but charming body of work and the publication of this superbly printed first monograph.

Price: $50

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