Long light: photographs by David Lebe

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Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, David Lebe (b. 1948) pushed the boundaries of photography, creating nuanced and visually complex images using innovative techniques. Often enhancing his prints with hand-coloring, Lebe made experimental pinhole photographs, photograms (cameraless photographs), and light drawings (pictures whose primary light source is a handheld flashlight). Many of Lebe’s photographs explore his identity as a gay man. His more meditative work from the 1990s and beyond includes diverse series dealing with the AIDS crisis and his personal struggle with the disease.   This sumptuously illustrated volume offers the first retrospective survey of this groundbreaking artist. Featuring more than 100 images by Lebe along with comparative works by other artists, the book includes an insightful essay that situates Lebe’s photographs both within the context of the Philadelphia art scene in which he was active and in relation to the practice of nationally recognized figures such as Barbara Blondeau, Ray K. Metzker, and David Wojnarowicz.  
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Grouped Work ID c470ae04-213d-5594-f45e-0dda8ce5e5cb
Grouping Title long light photographs
Grouping Author barberie peter
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Last Grouping Update 2019-07-02 04:48:56AM
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display_description "This book will offer an in-depth account of the work of David Lebe, reproducing many of his important works for the first time in print. Peter Barberie's essay will examine Lebe within the context of other gay and lesbian artists working in the 1970s and 1980s, many of whom turned to photography for its erotic immediacy and confrontational possibilities. The book will present approximately 90-100 images by David Lebe, along with some 20 comparatives by other artists such as Barbara Blondeau, Zoe Leonard, and David Wojnarowicz . Lebe's work will be divided into two main sections: his photographs from the 1970s and 1980s, mostly made in Philadelphia; and his work from the 1990s and beyond"--
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subject_facet Gay artists -- United States, Lebe, David -- Exhibitions, Men in art, Photography -- Lighting, Photography, Artistic -- Exhibitions
title_display Long light : photographs by David Lebe
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