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Seema's show : a life on the left

Author: Sara Halprin
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2005.
Series: CounterCulture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At seventeen Seema Aissen got her first job drying prints in a photo-finishing lab in Boston and joined the newly founded Young Communist League; at thirty-three she was hired by Ansel Adams to run his darkroom in Yosemite; at thirty-seven she married the writer Jack Weatherwax and devoted herself to supporting his work; widowed at seventy-nine, she began a new life; at ninety-five she had her first photographic
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Halprin, Sara.
Seema's show.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2005
(OCoLC)568690457
Named Person: Seema Weatherwax; Seema Weatherwax
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Halprin
ISBN: 082633847X 9780826338471
OCLC Number: 58546055
Description: xii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1905-29 : from Chernigov to California --
1929-38 : Los Angeles, Tahiti, Los Angeles --
1938-41 : Yosemite --1940-84 : Jack --
1985-2000 : a new life.
Series Title: CounterCulture series.
Responsibility: Sara Halprin ; foreword by Marge Frantz.
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"At seventeen Seema Aissen got her first job drying prints in a photo-finishing lab in Boston and joined the newly founded Young Communist League; at thirty-three she was hired by Ansel Adams to run his darkroom in Yosemite; at thirty-seven she married the writer Jack Weatherwax and devoted herself to supporting his work; widowed at seventy-nine, she began a new life; at ninety-five she had her first photographic exhibit. Sara Halprin began recording interviews with Seema in 1986 and took the title and narrative frame for this book from that first show."

"Seema's Show follows Seema's life from her birth in 1905 to radical Jewish parents in Czarist Russia, emigration to England, then Boston and Los Angeles, where she joined the Film and Photo League, began her lifelong work for racial justice, and formed enduring friendships with artists and political activists including Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, and Woody Guthrie. In 1984 Seema moved to Santa Cruz, California, where she became a central figure in progressive culture and began, in 2000, to show her own work."--Jacket.

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""Seema's Show: A Life on the Left" is a scholarly responsible and emotionally sensitive telling of another's life. It adds depth to our understanding of a unique American subculture. "Seema's Show" Read more...

 
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