Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Otto Ping: Photographer of Brown County, Indiana, 1900-1940” as Want to Read:
Otto Ping: Photographer of Brown County, Indiana, 1900-1940
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Otto Ping: Photographer of Brown County, Indiana, 1900-1940

0.0  ·  Rating Details ·  0 Ratings  ·  0 Reviews
Otto Ping began taking pictures of the people and places of his native Brown County, Indiana, in 1900 at the age of seventeen in order to make some extra money. He continued doing so for forty years while he worked at such other endeavors as peddling, farming, canning, and chicken raising. Unlike the painters and photographers who came to the county in these years to ...more
Paperback, 95 pages
Published September 23rd 1994 by Indiana Historical Society (first published September 1994)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Otto Ping, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Otto Ping

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-2)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Deborah Replogle
Feb 09, 2014 Deborah Replogle rated it really liked it
There's something about looking at old photographs, (especially those that are not the stylized formal ones with fancy backdrops), the ones that show the people and their homes, and children and possessions and it sort of tugs at one's heart. Mr. Ping's photos are simple, yet gripping, without being overly "artistic". No fancy effects or props, just a lifestyle that was grim, hard work, very little money or medical advantages, yet radiating resilience and permanency. This period of time was less ...more
Issy
Issy rated it it was amazing
Mar 02, 2014
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book