The Symmetry of Endeavor, Platinum Print Portfolio
February 10, 2013
21st Editions have just released final details of beautiful portfolio set of Platinum prints by Rondal Patridge. The Symmetry of Endeavor is comprised of a final selection of 12 photographs (from an initial 20) printed in platinum, a vintage platinum print from the Rondal Partridge archive, a DVD documentary by Academy Award nominated film maker Meg Partridge, and a letterpress introduction by John Wood.
“Rondal Partridge is one of the greatest and most visually exciting photographers of the twentieth century. His vision is thoroughly and completely his own, and that his name is not yet enshrined in the pantheon of the other greats is a tragic accident of photographic history, an omission which likely has more to do with his mother’s great fame than with a serious consideration of his art.
Partridge, born in 1917, was raised in a family of artists, began photographing at fifteen, at seventeen began assisting Dorothea Lange, at nineteen became an assistant to Ansel Adams, and by the age of twenty-three was working as a professional photographer. He has also produced and directed films and been a university lecturer on photography. His work has been the subject of a book, Quizzical Eye: The Photography of Rondal Partridge, and the film Outta My Light!. His work was included in Edward Steichen’s Family of Man exhibition and has been published in Horizon, Fortune, Harper’s Bazaar, Life, Look, and all the major magazines.” (from the introduction by John Wood) The portfolio is limited to 52 copies and due in Spring 2013 price at $5500.
There is a chance to view the entire portfolio at the Codex international book fair which opens today and runs through Wednesday, February 13. The fair has over 175 of the world’s most distinguished book artists and artisans, private presses, and fine art publishers will be exhibiting their art and craft.