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Joyce Neimanas (Center for Creative Photography)

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, 1984
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 0938262114
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 109891



First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographs and mixed-media works by Joyce Neimanas. Foreword by James Enyeart. Text by Sarah J. Moore. Includes a chronology, selected exhibition history and checklist. Designed by Nancy Solomon. 24 pp., with 16 four-color plates. 10-1/2 x 8-5/8 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, Tucson.




From the artist: "Since the photograph has such a strong connection to 'real life' and particularly to memory ... the artist photographer should not be seduced into a desire to conform to a preconceived notion about it as a medium. Society will continue to look for pictures (and literature) that confirm previously held truths and ideas. In that narrowness, even reality is held accountable. 'That is as pretty as a picture.' Any deviation becomes suspect. Photography, on the other hand, does not have to suffer from such a rational philosophical dictum as observed reality. The photographer need not illustrate society's temporary truths. There is no morality in mixing media -- no positive or negative mark. The right color process does not exist, nor does the perfect black-and-white print. The ideal subject is an illusion, as is the perfect archival print. Art is an attitude that produces an object by using media. Media does not produce Art."