|Born: Jerry Norman Uelsmann |
Other: Jerry Uelsmann
|Dates: ||1934, 11 June - |
|Born: ||US, MI, Detroit|
American photographer and teacher. His multi-negative composite images are remarkable and have a surreal beauty.
Biography provided by Focal Press
Creator of enigmatic, surreal images, Uelsmann was first known for his mastery of complex, multiple negative darkroom printing techniques and for his philosophy of post-visualization of the image. He creates composite images from his personal vocabulary of image fragments, with psychological association and metaphor at the heart of his work. In transitioning to digital production methods, he continues to create magically convincing paradoxes of time and space. An influential professor at the University of Florida, he is now retired.
(Author: Garie Waltzer - Photographer and consultant)
Michael Peres (Editor-in-Chief), 2007, Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, 4th edition, (Focal Press) [ISBN-10: 0240807405, ISBN-13: 978-0240807409]
(Used with permission)
Readings on, or by, individual photographers
2007, Maggie Taylor & Jerry Uelsmann, (Seoul: Museum of Photography) [Exhibition catalogue] [Δ]
Enyeart, J. L., 1982, Jerry N. Uelsmann, Twenty-Five Years: A Retrospective, (Boston: Little, Brown) [Δ]
Uelsmann, Jerry, 2002, Uelsmann: Process and Perception: Photographs and Commentary, (Scholarly Book Services Inc) isbn-10: 0813008301 isbn-13: 978-0813008301 [Δ]
Uelsmann, Jerry, 2002, Uelsmann: Yosemite, (Scholarly Book Services Inc) isbn-10: 081301445X isbn-13: 978-0813014456 [Δ]
Uelsmann, Jerry, 2010, Moth and Bonelight [Platinum edition], (21st Editions) isbn-13: 978-1892733610 [Photographs by Jerry Uelsmann. Poems by Steven Brown Introduction by John Wood. The Platinum Edition: 55 numbered and 15 lettered copies. 10 tipped-in platinum prints, roughly 12 x 9 inches mounted to 18 x 14 inches] [Δ]
Uelsmann, Jerry, 2010, Moth and Bonelight [Silver edition], (21st Editions) isbn-13: 978-1892733535 [Photographs by Jerry Uelsmann. Poems by Steven Brown Introduction by John Wood. The Silver Edition: 20 numbered and 5 lettered copies. 10 removable 20 x 16 inch signed silver gelatin prints
24 x 20 inch aluminum binding by Daniel Kelm] [Δ]
Uelsmann, Jerry N., 1970, Jerry N. Uelsmann, (New York: Aperture) [Essay by Peter Bunnell] [Δ]
Uelsmann, Jerry N., 1977, Silver Meditations, (Dobbs Ferry, NY: Morgan and Morgan) [Δ]
Uelsmann, Jerry N., 1992, Photo-Synthesis: Photographs by Jerry Uelsmann, (Gainesville: University of Florida Press) [Δ]
Uelsmann, Jerry N., 2000, Approaching the Shadow, (Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press) [Δ]
Uelsmann, Jerry N., 2005, Other Realities, (New York: Bulfinch Press) [Δ]
Uelsmann, Jerry N., 2014, Uelsmann Untitled: A Retrospectiv, (University Press of Florida) isbn-10: 0813049490 isbn-13: 978-0813049496 [Δ]
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|Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography.|| ||Go to website|
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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.
|• 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.232 [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.526, 527
• Coke, Van Deren with Diana C. Du Pont 1986 Photography: A Facet of Modernism (New York: Hudson Hills Press, The San Francisco Museum of Art) p.187
• Evans, Martin Marix (Executive ed.) 1995 Contemporary Photographers [Third Edition] (St. James Press - An International Thomson Publishing Company) [Expensive reference work but highly informative.]
• Hoy, Anne H. 1987 Fabrications: Staged, Altered and Appropriated Photographs (New York: Abbeville) p.198
• Witkin, Lee D. and Barbara London 1979 The Photograph Collector’s Guide (London: Secker and Warburg) p.258-259 [Long out of print but an essential reference work - the good news is that a new edition is in preparation.]
If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.
Photographic collections are a useful means of examining large numbers of photographs by a single photographer on-line.