Daiter, Stephen (Editor); Abbott, Berenice; Hine, Lewis; Newman, Marvin E.; Palfi, Marion & Others. NOTED PHOTOS: A COLLECTION OF VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE PHOTO LEAGUE. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2018. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 50 pages. Fine.

Memorial Gallery Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. None of the copies was sold to the public. There is no ISBN. The Catalog is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Stephen Daiter Gallery: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by various contributors. Text by Stephen Daiter. Printed on pristine-white, thick uncoated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of Marvin E. Newman's 90th Birthday and Morris Engel's Centenary Year in 2018 (Engel died in 2005 at the age of 87). Presents "Noted Photos: A Collection of Vintage Photographs From The Photo League". The gallery's third publication on the latter, preceded by the landmark "This Was The Photo League" (2001) and "The Photo League At 75" (2010). Some of the finest and most representative images of The Photo League by such artists as Berenice Abbott, Lewis Hine, Marion Palfi as well as Marvin E. Newman and Morris Engel, among many others. Over the years, Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago patiently collected these unjustly forgotten vintage prints and then facilitated their becoming The Permanent Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art. The initial acquisition of 170 prints has grown to more than 250 as of 2010. Began in 1936 to document the Great Depression, the League lasted for three decades, inspired by its belief in the power of photography to influence and effect social change by presenting "a true image of the world as it is". It was hounded for the same reason during the McCarthy-era witch hunt, its eventual demise sealed by the ensuing Cold War. But the photographs live on as they "resonate not only as stories from the past but also as striking works of art that transcend the written record. They are potent reminders that many of the issues depicted burden our world today" (Catherine Evans). An absolute "must-have" title for Photo League collectors. This Memorial Gallery Catalog is now collectible. Featuring some of the finest and most representative images of The Photo League by such artists as Berenice Abbott, Lewis Hine, Marion Palfi as well as Marvin E. Newman and Morris Engel, this is the gallery's third publication, preceded by the landmark "This Was The Photo League" (2001) and "The Photo League At 75" (2010). As far as we know, this is the only copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: None of the copies was sold to the public. A rare copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white plates. Some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO "THIS WAS THE PHOTO LEAGUE", HELEN LEVITT, MARVIN NEWMAN, AARON SISKIND, WEEGEE, AND MAX YAVNO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $30.00

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