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Tod Papageorge

Museum Exhibition Catalogues, Monographs, Artist's Projects, Curatorial Writings and Essays


Tod Papageorge, born in 1940 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, earned his BA in English literature from the University of New Hampshire in 1962, where he began taking photographs during his last semester. Often compared to Garry Winogrand and Robert Frank, and grouped with major figures of 70s photography like Stephen Shore and William Eggleston, he is the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. In 1979, Papageorge was named Yale University's Walker Evans Professor of Photography and Director of Graduate Studies in Photography, positions he continues to hold today. He is represented in New York by Pace/Macgill Gallery.

      

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Tod Papageorge: Passing through Eden

STEIDL
Text by Tod Papageorge.

A New York idyll: Papageorge’s portrait of Central Park as modern Arcadia, back in print

Clth, 11.75 x 11.25 in. / 192 pgs / 133 bw. | 12/20/2022 | Awaiting stock
$55.00


Tod Papageorge: Dr. Blankman’s New York

STEIDL
Text by David Campany.

A new edition of Papageorge’s 2017 photobook with enlarged images and a fresh layout

Clth, 10.75 x 11.75 in. / 72 pgs / 62 color. | 12/20/2022 | Awaiting stock
$50.00


Tod Papageorge: War & Peace in New York

STEIDL/GALERIE THOMAS ZANDER

The street life and political tensions of Tod Papageorge’s late 1960s New York, in a two-volume clothbound presentation

Slip, clth, 2 vols, 10.75 x 12 in. / 368 pgs / 290 bw. | 3/21/2023 | Awaiting stock
$300.00


 

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Tod Papageorge: Opera Città

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Essay by Marco Delogu.

Hbk, 6.25 x 8.5 in. / 48 pgs / 21 color. | 7/31/2011 | In stock
$62.00


  

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Tod Papageorge: Dr. Blankman´s New York

STEIDL/PACE/MACGILL GALLERY
Text by David Campany.

Hbk, 11.75 x 12 in. / 136 pgs / 60 color. | 11/20/2018 | Not available
$45.00


Tod Papageorge: War & Peace in New YorkTod Papageorge: War & Peace in New York

Photographs 1966–1970

Published by Steidl/Galerie Thomas Zander.

This publication comprises two books of pictures Papageorge made after moving to Manhattan as a young man. As different as they are from one another—each book advances a distinct argument supporting Papageorge’s belief in photographic “fiction-making”—together they amount to a comprehensive portrait of an uneasy city during a grim, fevered time.

Down to the City follows (and ironically twists) the first sentences of Plato’s Republic, threading phrases from Socrates’ description of a religious festival through a stream of pictures seized in Manhattan’s secular streets. This novel-like flow builds the sense of a place haunted by dystopian disorder, which is amplified late in the book when the war in Vietnam takes center stage, clarifying the tensions leading to that moment.

The Dear Common Round traces a softer arc. Here the actions and exchanges that a city’s people make in the streets thousands of times a day are photographically honored simply and directly, as if the style of picture-making, at least initially in the book, had reverted to the first days of hand-camera photography. This changes as the sequence progresses, but for all its increasing visual and narrative complexity, The Dear Common Round holds true to the promise of its opening: this is a city sweet, if serious, at its heart, built to belong to and cherish.

Tod Papageorge was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1940, and began photographing during his last semester of college before graduating with a degree in English literature in 1962. His work has been widely exhibited and is represented in over 30 major public collections. Steidl has published Papageorge’s Passing Through Eden: Photographs of Central Park (2007) and Dr. Blankman’s New York (2018).



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Tod Papageorge: Passing through EdenTod Papageorge: Passing through Eden

Photographs of Central Park

Published by Steidl.
Text by Tod Papageorge.

Tod Papageorge (born 1940) started photographing intensely in New York’s Central Park in the late 1970s and continued working there until he moved from the city in the early 1990s. More than ten years later, he edited these pictures into a book which, in its marriage of the sensual and poetic, evokes the prelapsarian Eden suggested by its title.
This reissue of Passing Through Eden duplicates the first 2007 edition in its entirety, including Papageorge’s thoughtful essay on the evolution of his photography and its basis in his early attempts to write poetry. His essay further describes how the first half of the book follows the opening chapters of the Book of Genesis, from the Creation through the (metaphorical) generations that follow Cain, suggesting how, even in the heart of a modern city, we might find echoes of elemental Biblical tales being acted out around us by those drawn into the park and its promise of beauty and peace. This section of Passing Through Eden then leads to a run of pictures confirming that the human comedy is equally alive and well in the park, even as its landscape—delightful and wild—retakes center stage to end the book.



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Tod Papageorge: Dr. Blankman’s New YorkTod Papageorge: Dr. Blankman’s New York

Kodachromes 1966–1967

Published by Steidl.
Text by David Campany.

Tod Papageorge (born 1940) produced the photographs for Dr. Blankman’s New York in 1966–67, on the heels of moving into the city. Photographer friends persuaded him that he could help pay the rent by landing some magazine assignments, and that a carousel tray of slides would be the best way of convincing art directors to take a chance on him. So, often after spending a day in the streets photographing in black and white, he would put a roll of Kodachrome film in his camera on his walk home and make color pictures, in many cases of shop windows.
This reissue of Dr. Blankman’s New York, first published by Steidl in 2017, has enlarged the size of the plates and, with one exception, condensed the original design to a series of double spreads, intensifying the sense that what Papageorge was doing in these photographs was elaborating, on a parallel track, the portrayal of Manhattan presented in the black-and-white work of Down to the City, the first volume of his War and Peace in New York (also published by Steidl).



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Tod Papageorge: Dr. Blankman´s New YorkTod Papageorge: Dr. Blankman´s New York

Published by Steidl/Pace/MacGill Gallery.
Text by David Campany.

Tod Papageorge: Dr. Blankman´s New York documents a brief but critical moment in the photographer's early career, the two years Papageorge shot in color in New York in the late 1960s. Black-and-white photography was still the "serious" medium, and color reserved for commercial applications; Papageorge--25 years old and newly arrived in New York City--was encouraged by his fellow photographers to seek paying magazine work by developing a body of work in color. In some ways it was a failed experiment: Papageorge mostly approached color in the same way as he approached black and white, except that he also began to intuitively produce still-life pictures with little commercial appeal, spotlighting canned hams in shop windows and political posters. But color offered Papageorge the opportunity to work in a new medium at a time of great social, political and cultural change. "I’d like to think that, in Dr. Blankman´s New York, you’ll find a persuasive account of what it meant for me to be free with a Leica in the streets of my newly adopted home of Manhattan," writes Papageorge, "a record drawn with Kodachrome film and its rich, saturated colors."
Tod Papageorge (born 1940) picked up photography for the first time as a student at the University of New Hampshire. He is the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. From 1979 to 2013 Papageorge served as Yale University’s Walker Evans Professor of Photography and Director of Graduate Study in Photography.

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Tod Papageorge: Opera CittàTod Papageorge: Opera Città

FotoGrafia 2010 Rome Commission

Published by Punctum.
Essay by Marco Delogu.

In Opera Città, Tod Papageorge pays homage to Rome and the act of flanerie. He strolled though the city, at first without any aim, and then almost systematically, through various neighborhoods, parks, train stations, suburban avenues and the city center. Through his lens, the much-photographed city could be any urban area, filled with ordinary people living their lives.

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Core CurriculumCore Curriculum

Writings on Photography

Published by Aperture.
By Tod Papageorge.

Core Curriculum: Writings on Photography is the long-awaited collection of essays, reviews and lectures by Tod Papageorge, one of the most influential voices in photography today. As a photographer and the Walker Evans Professor of Photography at the Yale University School of Art, Papageorge has shaped the work and thought of generations of artist-photographers, and, through his critical writings--some of which have gained a cult following through online postings--he has earned a reputation as an unusually eloquent and illuminating guide to the work of many of the most important figures in twentieth-century photography. Among the artists Papageorge discusses in this essential volume are Eugène Atget, Brassaï, Robert Frank (with Walker Evans), Robert Adams and his close friend Garry Winogrand. The book also includes texts that examine the more general questions of photography's relationship to poetry, and how the evolution of the medium's early technologies led to the twentieth- century creation of the artist-photographer. Among the previously unpublished pieces in Core Curriculum are an unfinished poem written in response to Susan Sontag's On Photography, a profile of Josef Koudelka and a commencement speech delivered at the Yale School of Art in 2004. Core Curriculum also includes a number of interviews with this esteemed photographer/teacher/ author, ranging in topic from his own photographic work and background in poetry to his energetic observations on the art of photography.
Tod Papageorge (born 1940) earned his BA in English literature from the University of New Hampshire in 1962, where he began taking photographs during his last semester. He is the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships and two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. In 1979, Papageorge was named Yale University's Walker Evans Professor of Photography and director of graduate studies in photography, both positions he continues to hold today.

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Tod Papageorge: American Sports, 1970Tod Papageorge: American Sports, 1970

Or How We Spent the War in Vietnam

Published by Aperture.

Coolly observational yet intensely engaging, the immensely influential American photographer Tod Papageorge's American Sports, 1970 draws a subtle but sharp parallel between the war in Vietnam and the American attitude toward spectator sports during a time of conflict. In 1970, a watershed year for popular opinion against the war, Papageorge was awarded a Guggenheim Foundation grant. His ostensible subject--sports and its role in American life--quickly became charged with the political, racial and sexual conflicts ignited by the war. Each and every picture is electric with disquiet. Military men in uniform parade across a field or relax in the stands. Cheerleaders rehearse beneath the gaze of the police. A couple sprawls and embraces in the debris of the Indianapolis 500. And hundreds of fans are drawn in unsettling group portraits at various stadiums and in the stands of many classic American sporting events.
Papageorge eloquently and palpably captures the civic and psychic distress of the time on the faces of his subjects and in their gestures and interactions. This is a remarkable, unexpected body of work--published here for the first time--by an artist and teacher who has shaped the creative efforts of many of the most influential American photographers of the past three decades.

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