Rondal Partridge - The Symmetry of Endeavor

The Symmetry of Endeavor
Edition: 52 portfolios
12 platinum prints mounted 16 x 13 inches
1 vintage platinum print from the Rondal Partridge Archive
DVD of Outta My Light! by Meg Partridge
Introduction and poems by John Wood
Handcrafted in New England


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.   -John Wood