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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Jerry N. Uelsmann

Names:
Born: Jerry Norman Uelsmann 
Other: Jerry Uelsmann 
Dates:  1934, 11 June -
Born:  US, MI, Detroit
Active:  US
Gender:  Male
Website:  www.uelsmann.com
 
  
American photographer and teacher. His multi-negative composite images are remarkable and have a surreal beauty.

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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) 
  

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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 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
  
 
  
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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René De Carufel
Jerry Uelsmann 
[The Photographer's Eye] 
2004, February
 
  
Family history 
  
If you are related to this photographer and interested in tracking down your extended family we can place a note here for you to help. It is free and you would be amazed who gets in touch. 
  
alan@luminous-lint.com
 
  
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Exhibitions on this website

Theme: Photomontage
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Visual indexes

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All photographs by this photographer 
  
 

Internet biographies

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Wikipedia has a biography of this photographer.Show on this siteGo to website
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
Grove Art Online (www.groveart.com) has a biography of this artist. 
[NOTE: This is a subscription service and you will need to pay an annual fee to access the content.]
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Internet resources

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Jerry Uelsmann 
http://www.uelsmann.com 
  
Jerry Uelsmann 
http://pdngallery.com ... 
  
Jerry Uelsmann 
http://www.johnpaulcaponigro.com ... 
Interview by John Paul Caponigro as a part of his Artists on Art series (www.johnpaulcaponigro.com/lib/artists/index.php) 
  
 

Printed biographies

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.] 
  
 

Useful printed stuff

If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.

 
• Gruber, Renate and L. Fritz Gruber 1982 The Imaginary Photo Museum (New York: Harmony Books) p.263 
  
• Newhall, Beaumont 1982 The History of Photography - Fifth Edition (London: Secker & Warburg) [One or more photographs by Jerry N. Uelsmann are included in this classic history.] 
  
• Sobieszek, Robert A. and Deborah Irmas 1994 the camera i: Photographic Self-Portraits (Los Angeles: LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art) p.234, Plate 105 [When the Audrey and Sydney Irmas collection was donated to LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1992 the museum gained a remarkable collection of self portraits of notable photographers. If you need a portrait of Jerry N. Uelsmann this is a useful starting point.] 
  
• Szarkowski, John 1973 Looking at Photographs: 100 Pictures from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art (New York: The Museum of Modern Art) p.198 [Analyzes a single photograph by Jerry N. Uelsmann.] 
  

Collections

Photographic collections are a useful means of examining large numbers of photographs by a single photographer on-line. 
  

 
In the 1990 survey of 535 American photographic collections Jerry N. Uelsmann was represented in 87 of the collections. Source: Andrew H. Eskind & Greg Drake (eds.) 1990 Index to American Photographic Collections [Second Enlarged Edition] (Boston, Massachusetts: G.K. Hall & Co.) 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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