Greg Gorman - The Odes of Pindar

The Odes of Pindar
Photographs by Greg Gorman
Translated and with an essay by Scott Goins
Introduction by John Wood
Edition: 53 copies
10 bound, plus 1 fully signed and free-standing, platinum prints
20 x 16 inches
Handcrafted in New England

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No other photographer's work could better complement the poetry of Pindar, the greatest lyric poet of ancient Greece, than Greg Gorman's. Pindar and Gorman are both classicists, and their subject is physical beauty....Pindar presented us the classical world of male beauty within the context of its great games, those Olympian, Pythian, Nemean, and Isthmian athletic festivals, which in ancient times were performed in the nude....Gorman's art recreates a similar Pindaric world of classical beauty. He, a poet of the camera, is like the poets Pindar described in Isthmian 2 who

ascended the chariot of the golden-crowned Muses,
took up the glorious lyre,
quickly shooting from their bows
sweet-voiced songs at handsome boys,
having the summer bloom of youth
that enchants.