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The first and most comprehensive book devoted to the life and work of one of America's finest photographers. Laura Gilpin (1891-1979) photographed the American Southwest for more than sixty years, creating an extraordinary document of the land and its peoples. She is best known for her photographs of the Pueblo and Navajo Indians. As one of the first American women to photograph the landscape in an extended way, she created a visual record of the Southwest that emphasizes the historical influence of the physical landscape on human development.
Drawn from the extensive Gilpin archive in the Amon Carter Museum, this book contains 167 illustrations, including 120 stunning tri-tone reproductions and 7 full-color plates. A chronological bibliography of Gilpin's many publications and exhibitions makes this an important reference book for the study of American photography.