Rondal Partridge is one of the greatest and most visually exciting photographers of the twentieth century.
His vision is thoroughly and completely his own, and that his name is not yet enshrined in the pantheon of the
other greats is a tragic accident of photographic history, an omission which likely has more to do with his
mother's great fame than with a serious consideration of his art.
Partridge, born in 1917, was raised in a family of artists, began photographing at fifteen, at seventeen began
assisting Dorothea Lange, at nineteen became an assistant to Ansel Adams, and by the age of twenty-three
was working as a professional photographer. He has also produced and directed films and been a university
lecturer on photography. His work has been the subject of a book, Quizzical Eye: The Photography of
Rondal Partridge, and the film Outta My Light!. His work was included in Edward Steichen's Family of
Man exhibition and has been published in Horizon, Fortune, Harper's Bazaar, Life, Look, and all the major
magazines. (from the introduction by John Wood)
This portfolio includes12 loose platinum prints (signed on the mount), an introduction and poetry by John Wood
printed letterpress, a signed platinum print directly from the archives of Rondal Partridge randomly selected
by Meg Partridge, and a DVD of the film Outta My Light! by Meg Partridge.
Edition: 52 portfolios
12 platinum prints
1 platinum print from the Rondal Partridge Archive
Outta My Light!
30 sets for sale
Handcrafted in the United States