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.
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."
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.
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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