From Library Journal
In anticipation of its 50th anniversary, Aperture has published a book about the life work of an artist who was an integral part of the California photographic community, which in turn gave rise to Aperture itself. Jones collaborated with the great names including Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, and his wife, Ruth-Marion Baruch and his style fuses documentary photography with poetic emotion. Jones was successful in an array of mediums, including commercial, documentary, and art photography. This lavish book of full-page black-and-white photos from his best exhibitions accompanies a current exhibition that opened at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art in December 2001. Included are pictures of the flooding of the Berryessa Valley, the Black Panther Party in California, the Gate 5 hippie community, and a flea market in Marin. Wride, the curator of the current exhibition, contributes a 24-page biographical profile and discussion of Jones's creative influences. Highly recommended for academic and photography libraries, public libraries with large photography collections, and libraries collecting on the social or cultural history of California. Sylvia Andrews, Indiana State Lib., Indianapolis
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About the Author
Pirkle Jones's achievements include the Photographic Excellence Award from the National Urban League and the Award of Honor from the San Francisco Arts Commission. He has exhibited widely in galleries and museums.