|Dates: ||1864, 8 July - 1933, 2 November|
|Born: ||US, MA, Norwood|
A millionaire book publisher, aesthete and friend of Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley, Day organised an exhibition The New School of American Photography that showed at the Royal Photographic Society (London) in 1900, caused complete uproar, and revolutionized British photography. A continuing argument with Stieglitz pushed him out of the mainstream of American photography but he continued to work closely with Clarence H. White, eventually retiring to his bed and communicating with the world through correspondence only.
[Courtesy of Pam Roberts]
Readings on, or by, individual photographers
Clattenburg, Ellen Fritz, 1975, The Photographic Work of F. Holland Day, (Wellesley, MA: The Wellesley College Museum) [Δ]
Coale, Samuel et al., 1998, New Perspectives on F. Holland Day: Selected Presentations from the Fred Holland Day in Context Symposium Held at Stonehill College North Easton, Massachusetts April 19, 1997, (Stonehill College) isbn-10: 096609641X isbn-13: 978-0966096415 [Δ]
Crump, James, 1995, F. Holland Day: Suffering the Ideal, (Santa Fe: Twin Palms Publishers) [Δ]
Curtis, Verna Posever & Nimmen, Jane Van, 1995, F. Holland Day: Selected Texts and Bibliography, (Boston: G.K. Hall & Co.) isbn-10: 9040095256 isbn-13: 978-9040095252 [Δ]
Fairbrother, Trevor, 2012, Making a Presence: F. Holland Day in Artistic Photography, (Addison) isbn-10: 0300180381 isbn-13: 978-0300180381 [Δ]
Fanning, Patricia, 2008, Through an Uncommon Lens: The Life and Photography of F. Holland Day, (Univ. of Massachusetts Press) isbn-10: 1558496688 isbn-13: 978-1558496682 [Δ]
Junge, Kerry ; Larson, Erik; Perry, David & Nusbaum, Jason, 1997, The Poetic Lens: The Art of F. Holland Day, (Brockton, MA: Fuller Museum of Art) [Δ]
Jussim, Estelle, 1981, Slave to Beauty: The Eccentric Life and Controversial Career of F. Holland Day, (Boston: David R. Godine) [Δ]
Roberts, Pam et. al, 2001, F. Holland Day, (Waanders Pub) isbn-10: 9040095256 isbn-13: 978-9040095252 [Δ]
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The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.
|• Auer, Michele & Michel 1985 Encyclopedie Internationale Des Photographes de 1839 a Nos Jours / Photographers Encylopaedia International 1839 to the present (Hermance, Editions Camera Obscura) 2 volumes [A classic reference work for biographical information on photographers.] |
• Beaton, Cecil & Buckland, Gail 1975 The Magic Eye: The Genius of Photography from 1839 to the Present Day (Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown & Company) p.93 [Useful short biographies with personal asides and one or more example images.]
• Capa, Cornell (ed.) 1984 The International Center of Photography: Encyclopedia of Photography (New York, Crown Publishers, Inc. - A Pound Press Book) p.134-135
• Lenman, Robin (ed.) 2005 The Oxford Companion to the Photograph (Oxford: Oxford University Press) [Includes a short biography on F. Holland Day.]
• Witkin, Lee D. and Barbara London 1979 The Photograph Collector’s Guide (London: Secker and Warburg) p.120-121 [Long out of print but an essential reference work - the good news is that a new edition is in preparation.]
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