The Photographs of Joan Leigh Fermor

ISBN: 9781910376942
Artist(s): Joan Leigh Fermor
Author(s): ian Collins and Olivia Stewart
Format: hardback
Edition: First
Year published: 2018
Publisher: Haus Publishing
Total Pages: 298
Illustrations: Illustrated throughout


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Elusive, enigmatic and beautiful, Joan Leigh Fermor (1914-2003) was also one of the finest photographers of her time. Although hailed and hired by John Betjeman and Cyril Connolly from the 1930s, and a remarkable recorder of the London Blitz, she most excelled in pictures of unspoilt Greece taken between 1945 and 1960 as visual notes and with no thought of publication. The scale of her achievement was only discovered after death in 2003. What emerges in her wide-ranging work is an eye of immense subtlety and empathy, as well as an entire absence of ego. The artist’s ease is reciprocated in the faces of Cretan shepherds, Meteoran monastics and Macedonian bear tamers. Her vision is intimate in portraiture and architecture, panoramic in landscape and most firmly focused in an abiding love of Greece. Fine copy with some light wear to dust jacket. Scarce


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