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Title A sojourn in paradise : Jack Robinson in 1950s New Orleans / Howard Philips Smith ; foreword by Emily Oppenheimer.
Author Smith, Howard Philips, author.
Publication Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2020]
Description xii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Call # 770.92 ROBINSON S
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Jack Robinson made his name as a much-sought-after fashion and celebrity photographer during the 1960s and early 1970s, and his work is well documented in hundreds of pages of Vogue, Harper' Bazaar, and Life, as well as other publications. However, his personal life remains virtually unknown. In this study of Robinson and his photography, Howard Philips Smith takes an in-depth look at Robinson's early life in New Orleans, where he discovered his passion for painting, photography, and the Dixie Bohemian life of the French Quarter. 'A Sojourn in Paradise: Jack Robinson in 1950s New Orleans' features more than one hundred photographs taken by the artist, accompanied by detailed commentary about Robinson's life in New Orleans and excerpts from interviews with the people who knew him when he lived there. Robinson's photographs of New Orleans reveal the genesis of two unique and fascinating facets of the city's history and culture: the creation of the first gay Carnival krewes who would make their own unique contribution to the rich cultural history of the city and the formation of the Orleans Gallery, one of the earliest centers of the contemporary art movement blossoming in 1950s America. This detailed study of Jack Robinson's early life and photography illustrates the contributions of a gifted, gay artist whose quiet spirit and constant interior struggle found refuge in New Orleans, the city where he was able to find himself, for a time, free from society's grip and open to exploring life on his own terms.
Subject Robinson, Jack, 1928-1997.
Robinson, Jack, 1928-1997 -- Homes and haunts -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Photographers -- United States -- Biography.
Fashion photography -- United States -- 20th century.
Glass painters -- United States -- 20th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.
Fashion photography. (OCoLC)fst00921655
Glass painters. (OCoLC)fst00943216
Homes. (OCoLC)fst01353235
Photographers. (OCoLC)fst01061605
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Louisiana -- New Orleans. (OCoLC)fst01204311
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Pictorial works. (OCoLC)fst01423874
Addl. Author Oppenheimer Emily, writer of foreword.
ISBN 149682752X (hardcover) :
9781496827524 (hardcover) :

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 Central 3rd Fl - AMMS Non-Fic  770.92 ROBINSON S    CHECK SHELVES