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A Lasting thing for the world : the photography of Doris Ulmann

Author: Heather Lyons
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : Little City Productions, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Doris Ulmann, a noted New York photographer, spent the last several years of her life traveling through the southern Appalachian mountains in search of people whose way of life moved or intrigued her. Her work in Appalachia lead her to photograph school children and college presidents, women at their looms and men carving animals from wood. Traveling companions from writer, Julia Peterkin, to folk musician John  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Named Person: Doris Ulmann; Doris Ulmann
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Lyons
OCLC Number: 50587934
Notes: Funded, in part, by: Kentucky Education Television's Independent Producers Fund, the Kentucky Humanities Council and the Kentucky Foundation for Women.
Credits: Photography, Chris Blair, Heather Lyons, Ken Swartz, Mike White.
Performer(s): Written by Leatha Kendrick; narrated by Lynn Neary; music by Beau Haddock and J.P. Fraley.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Responsibility: produced and directed by Heather Lyons.

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Doris Ulmann, a noted New York photographer, spent the last several years of her life traveling through the southern Appalachian mountains in search of people whose way of life moved or intrigued her. Her work in Appalachia lead her to photograph school children and college presidents, women at their looms and men carving animals from wood. Traveling companions from writer, Julia Peterkin, to folk musician John Jacob Niles, said that Doris' drive to make photographs blocked out heat and fatigue during the day and kept her up nights developing the day's prints. By the time of her death in 1934, she had created more than 10,000 portraits of the rural artists and craftspeople she affectionately termed, "my mountaineers". Through Ulmann's photographs and excerpts from her correspondence, archival film, interviews with historians, Dr. Melissa McEuen, Dr. Ron Pen, Loyal Jones, and David Featherstone, as well as individuals photographed by Ulmann, this documentary explores the life and work of one of America's most important and prolific photographers.

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