Man Seated with Hat
Doris Ulmann was born in 1882 in New York City.
She died there in 1934.
Portraits of the people of the rural South, Appalachia crafts and Gullah plantations.
Most Popular Images:
images from "Roll, Jordan, Roll"
Did you know ... ?
Ulmann's work was often featured in an early magazine,
Pictorial Photography In America.
She studied at the Ethical Culture School in New York where Lewis Hine was an instructor.
"I now feel that one ought to be able to do something that is a lasting thing for the world... something that will always have real value."
Her photogravures are generally 6" x 8".
How many photographs exist?
Most of Ulmann's work was printed in small, unnumbered editions. Her photogravures from her Roll, Jordan, Roll collection were printed in editions of 291.
$1,500. - $50,000.
How are the photographs printed and signed?
Though Doris Ulmann generally signed her work on the mount au recto in pencil, some of the photogravures are unsigned.
Though smaller, more modern cameras existed, Ulmann insisted on using a
6 1/2" x 8 1/2" view camera to create her Platinum contact prints. She also experimented with the processes of Gum Bichromate and Bromoil printing.
All are vintage.
Roll, Jordan, Roll - Illustrated book of 90 photogravures
A Portrait Gallery of America Editors - includes 43 photogravures
Books - In Print (order yours now!):
In Focus: Doris Ulmann - softcover, $16.95
Select photographs by Doris Ulmann are available at A Gallery for Fine Photography.
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