Sunday, December 1, 2013

Meatyard/Merton

Ralph Eugene Meatyard, photo by Thomas Merton 1968
Photograph of photographer, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, by Thomas Merton, 1968
"Jonathan Williams, Guy Davenport and Gene Meatyard were here yesterday … The one who made the greatest impression on me was Gene Meatyard, the photographer -- does marvelous arresting visionary things, most haunting and suggestive, mythical, photography I ever saw.  I felt that here was someone really going somewhere."  
-- Thomas Merton, June 18, 1967

2 comments:

  1. Meatyard was a fascinating individual. I did some research on him last year, which culminated in an article in F-stop Magazine.

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    1. A fascinating article, David. THanks for sending it to me. I'm still kind of in the dark with Meatyard, sensing something that I can't articulate or even put my finger on. I need to spend some time with this.

      You've also got me interested in Anthotypes. I'm not a crafty person and usually get very frustrated with anything that involves a lot of ingredients. I'm not even a good gardener, but I might try this. It just might be my ticket into the backyard.

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