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Eudora Welty

Here It Comes! - Jackson, MS 1930s

Eudora Welty was born in 1909 in Jackson, MS.
She lived in Mississippi for most of her life.
She died in 2001.

Known for:
Her "snapshot" photographs of Mississippi during the Depression are "poignant images of human endurance."

Most Popular Images:
"Here It Comes! - Jackson, MS"; "Windsor Ruins"; "A Woman of the Thirties"

Did you know ... ?
• Welty was first a writer, and photography was simply a personal passion of hers.
She modestly calls her images "snapshots."
• Her short stories have appeared in
The Southern Review, The Atlantic Monthly,
Harper's Bazaar,
and The New Yorker.
• Welty stopped photographing in the 1950s when she lost her camera on a train in France.

"[My snapshots] were taken spontaneously - to catch something as I came upon it, something that spoke of life going on around me. A snapshot's now or never."

General Format:
Welty's Silver Gelatin photographs are generally 16" x 20".

How many photographs exist?
She printed in editions of 60, approximately 30-40 of each photograph. Different images were sold in two portfolios.

$5,500. - $45,000.

How are the photographs printed and signed?
Welty signed her photographs in pencil au recto.

Technical Information:
Welty used three different cameras: a small Eastman Kodak that used Number 116 film, a Recomar which used film pack, and a Rolleiflex.


"The Eudora Welty Portfolio" - set of 18 original photographs
"Twenty Photographs" - a portfolio published by Palaemon Press

Books - In Print (order yours now!):
Eudora Welty, Country Churchyards - hardback, $35
also available in a limited edition of 150, slipcased and numbered for $150

Select photographs by Eudora Welty are available at A Gallery.

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