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Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 by Robert Hirsch

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John Wood

BS, INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AT ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, 1954

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The cross-disciplinary approach of John Wood (1922– 2012) broke down conditioned barriers between mediums and what constituted an appropriate photograph. As a graduate of the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, ID, Wood had studied the form-reveals-meaning philosophy of László Moholy-Nagy, who declared: “The enemy of photography is convention. The salvation of photography comes from the experimenter who dares to call photography all the results which can be achieved with camera or without.”10 Wood, who taught at Alfred ...

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