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619.01   Doris Ulmann: Roll Jordan Roll (1933)
619.02   Mike Disfarmer: Heber Springs portraits
619.03   Shelby Lee Adams: Appalachian Lives
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619.01   Documentary >  Doris Ulmann: Roll Jordan Roll (1933) 
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Between 1901 and 1903 Doris Ulmann did teaching training with Lewis Hine and she later took photography classes with Clarence H. White who was a significant figure in the teaching of Pictorialism but who also appreciated the trend towards Modernism. Doris Ulmann, who came from an affluent white New York family, broke the colour barrier at a time when to do so was highly unusual. She took portraits of African Americans living in rural poverty in South Carolina.[1] Her subjects....
"included former slaves and their descendents on the Gullah coastal region of South Carolina." [2]
The photographs were published in Roll Jordan Roll[3] (1933) along with text by Julia Peterkin The photographs were hand-pulled copper photogravures that have the soft tones beloved by Pictorialists. The risk here is that the softness of photogravure has a tendency towards nostalgia for a rural past and this is at variance with a project that was documentary in nature and required detachment. 
  
619.02   Documentary >  Mike Disfarmer: Heber Springs portraits 
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Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959) was enigmatic portrait photographer who produced a extraordinary body of work at the farming community of Heber Springs, Arkansas.[4] 
  
619.03   Documentary >  Shelby Lee Adams: Appalachian Lives 
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Footnotes 
  
  1. Λ Doris Ulmann, 1933, Roll Jordan Roll, (New York: Robert O. Ballou). Illustrated with 90 fill-page photogravures. 
      
  2. Λ Swann Galleries (Auction May 20, 2010, Sale 2215 Lot 22) - Doris Ulmann, 1933, Roll Jordan Roll, (New York: Robert O. Ballou) 
      
  3. Λ The title of the book Roll Jordan Roll is taken from a Negro Spiritual. 
      
  4. Λ J. Scully, 2005, Disfarmer, the Heber Springs Portraits 19391946, (New York: powerhouse Books); R.B. Woodward, 2005, Disfarmer: The Vintage Prints, (New York: powerHouse Books) 
      

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General reading 
  
Daniel, Pete et al., 1987, Official Images: New Deal Photography, (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution) [Δ
  
 
  
Readings on, or by, individual photographers 
  
Shelby Lee Adams 
  
Adams, Shelby Lee, 1998, Appalachian Legacy: Photographs, (University Press of Mississippi) isbn-10: 1578060486 isbn-13: 978-1578060481 [Δ
  
Adams, Shelby Lee, 2003, Appalachian Lives, (University Press of Mississippi) isbn-10: 1578065402 isbn-13: 978-1578065400 [Introduction by Vicki Goldberg] [Δ
  
Evans, Catherine & Adams, Shely Lee, 2011, Shelby Lee Adams: Salt & Truth, (Candela Books) isbn-10: 0984573917 isbn-13: 978-0984573912 [Introduction by James Enyeart] [Δ
  
Mike Disfarmer 
  
Scully, J., 2005, Disfarmer, the Heber Springs Portraits 19391946, (New York: powerhouse Books) [Δ
  
Woodward, R. B., 2005, Disfarmer: The Vintage Prints, (New York: powerHouse Books) [Δ
  
Doris Ulmann 
  
Featherstone, D., 1985, Doris Ulmann, American Portraits, (Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press) [Δ
  
Peterkin, J. & Ulmann, D., 1933, Roll, Jordan, Roll, (New York: Robert O. Ballou) [Δ
  
Ulmann, Doris, 1974, The Darkness and the Light: Photographs by Doris Ulmann, (Millerton, NY: Aperture) [Δ
  
 
  
If you feel this list is missing a significant book or article please let me know - Alan - alan@luminous-lint.com 
  

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Shelby Lee Adams  (1950-) • Peter Feldstein • Sarah Hoskins  (1961-) • Susan Ressler  (1949-) • Doris Ulmann  (1882-1934)
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ThumbnailPeter Feldstein: The Oxford Project 
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Released (September 15, 2008)
ThumbnailSarah Hoskins: The Homeplace 
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Released (June 30, 2007)
ThumbnailSusan Ressler: At Owner's Risk - My Journey Among The Algonquian 
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Released (August 12, 2007)
  
 
  

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   Photographer 
  
ThumbnailDoris Ulmann: Roll, Jordan, Roll 
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ThumbnailMike Disfarmer: Heber Springs portraits 
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ThumbnailShelby Lee Adams: Appalachian Lives 
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