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Looking for the Light: The Hidden Life and Art of Marion Post Wolcott

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Working for the Farm Security Administration, Marion Post Wolcott traveled across Depression-ravaged America contributing to an incomparable documentary record and photographic legacy. Magnificently illustrated with more than 75 Wolcott photographs, here is a long-overdue celebration of one of the most brilliant photographers of the 20th century.
Hardcover, 297 pages
Published April 21st 1992 by Alfred A. Knopf (first published 1992)
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M. Sarki
Nov 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: lovers of great biographies and serious artists.
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I am so glad Paul Hendrickson did not (as he did consider it) kill himself over his deep and frustrating depression before he discovered the photographs and life of Marion Post Wolcott. Grateful her life seemed important enough to save his own. Paul Hendrickson, in my opinion, is the very best biographer working today. He does not leave a rock unturned or many trails untraveled in his quest to find the truth or better story behind his subject.

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Though he went on to bigger books, this remains my favorite by Paul Hendrickson -- a satisfying and slightly heartbreaking exploration of why someone quits something that they're very good at doing, and what we can all learn from the almost terrifying idea that an artist (photographer, writer, whatever) can gain as much or more from stopping as she can from continuing on...
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