Album (All 12 issues) by Bill Jay. First edition (1970). This is the complete run of all 12 issues of the periodical Album by Bill Jay. Large format paperback publications in near fine/ very good condition. The copies are stamped “Winterthur Museum Library” to front or rear of front cover. General wear to covers. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
So, Bill Jay began his career in England where he was the first Director of Photography at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. He was also the first editor/director of Creative Camera and Album magazines. During this time, he earned a living as picture editor of a large circulation news/feature magazine and also as the European manager of an international picture agency.
Then, after studying with Beaumont Newhall and Van Deren Coke at the University of New Mexico, he founded the program of Photographic Studies at Arizona State University. Here he taught history and also criticism classes for 25 years.
Bill Jay has published over 400 articles. He is also the author of more than 20 books on the history and criticism of photography. Some of his recent titles include: Cyanide and Spirits: an inside out view of early photography; Occam’s Razor: an outside in view of contemporary photography; USA Photography Guide; Bernard Shaw: On Photography; Negative/Positive: a philosophy of photography; 61 Pimlico; Sun in the Blood of the Cat, Men Like Me, etc. He is often asked to contribute essays to monographs by well known photographers, such as Jerry Uelsmann, Bill Brandt, Michael Kenna and Bruce Barnbaum. He continues to write a regular column for the journal, LensWork.
Until his retirement Bill Jay was a frequent guest lecturer at symposia and conferences and at colleges and universities in Britain and Europe as well as throughout the USA.
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