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Good Ebook Shades of California: The Hidden Beauty of Ordinary Life the best work Cultural Writing Photography Edited by Kimi Kodani Hill with an Introduction by Robert Daseler and an Afterward by Carolyn Kozo Cole and Kathy Kobayashi As you wander through these pages, you feel as if you ve picked up a well loved photo album Jose Galvez There are hundreds of thousands of family photo albums in California.Each represents a unique emotional and histoCultural Writing Photography Edited by Kimi Kodani Hill with an Introduction by Robert Daseler and an Afterward by Carolyn Kozo Cole and Kathy Kobayashi As you wander through these pages, you feel as if you ve picked up a well loved photo album Jose Galvez There are hundreds of thousands of family photo albums in California.Each represents a unique emotional and historical archive SHADES OF CALIFORNIA draws upon this wealth of personal history to present California not as the media portrays it, but rather as we residents live it This bookys glorious tribute to our state s true history.. A viral Kindle Shades of California: The Hidden Beauty of Ordinary Life Photography occupies a distinct position, in that it is both art and journalism. Not only can photography be intended either as fine art or as historical record (or both), but a single photograph can be viewed as either, no matter the photographer's intention. Hence the person viewing an exhibition of photos may experience a certain uneasiness about how to react. Is this Art? Is this History? What's the Meaning here?With Shades of California, happily, the only likely response is one of delight. Originally a project of the Los Angeles library system and later expanded statewide, Shades of California invited ordinary citizens to bring in ordinary photos--of weddings, workplaces, backyards, cultural festivals, farms, city streets, schools, and every other place one can think of, dating from the 1800s up to the turn of this century. The result is a wonderful pastiche of lives unfiltered by any thought of professionalism or even public viewing, and a crowning tribute to the diversity of the California experience. We see Chicanos in the Fifties in their clean white T-shirts and pressed Levis, working on cars; Japanese farmgirls at high school dances; middle-aged white car salesmen in their 1970s checked suitcoats and wide ties; Chinese laundries in the 1930s; car clubs from black Oakland at the end of the 1960s; and much, much more. Some of the photographs are hilarious (though not always intentionally so), while a few, like that of a funeral of a child lost during the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1919, are tragic, and quite a few are either startlingly familiar ("Hey, we lived on a street just like that") or shockingly alien ("They used horses back then?"). Almost all, though, are touched by a certain diffident sweetness, as though the people in them were both proud and a little flustered to find themselves in such a public setting. Highly recommended.
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