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Oregon My Oregonby Ray Atkeson
Synopses & Reviews
Oregon, My Oregon, published in cooperation with the Oregon Historical Society, portrays stunning black-and-white images of Oregon, seen through the lens of famed photographer Ray Atkeson. Beginning in 1928 and continuing through the 1960s, until color photography became the preferred standard, Ray Atkeson spent every possible moment photographing Oregon in black and white. Photo compiler and historian Tom Robinson searched through more than 100,000 negatives to select and print these images. Because of his understanding of Ray's work, Robinson is the only person Ray authorized to make prints from his negatives. The extended captions, also written by Tom, explain the historical significance of the image, the reason Ray tripped the shutter, or circumstances surrounding the picture.
Book News Annotation:
B&w photos of the state by Oregon's Photographer Laureate (1987) are beautifully reproduced and arranged by photo historian Tom Robinson<-- >the only person authorized by Mr. Atkeson to make prints from his negatives. Accompanied by extended captions by Robinson and an essay by Portland writer Catherine Glass, the photos provide an exquisite documentary of four decades of Oregon history and Atkeson's commercial and freelance career.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Published in cooperation with the Oregon Historical Society, this book portrays, in stunning black-and-white images, the Oregon famed photographer Ray Atkenson chronicled in pictures between 1928 and the 1960s. 122 photos.
About the Author
Ray Atkeson became a legend in his lifetime, taking tens of thousand of spectacular outdoor photographs. He became especially well-known for his stunning black and white images of the ski and snow country in the Western states. He was named Photographer Laureate of Oregon in 1976. Ray passed away in 1990 at the age of 83.
Glass a writer and long-time Portland resident.
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