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From the mid 1950s through the early 1980s, William Gedney photographed throughout the United States, in India, and in Europe and this collection of images and writings, at Duke University, spans more than 30 years and includes over 50,000 items. Created with the assistance of Duke students, the online collection contains almost 5,000 scanned photographic images, as well as over 1,000 scanned images of his writings and notebooks. Visitors who want to start at the beginning of Gedney's life should definitely check out the "Timeline", under the "Collection Info" heading located in the lower left side of any page. Rolling over any of the images in the timeline will give a date and location of the photo. A link to a separate chronology of his "Exhibitions and Publications" can be found at the end of the timeline, or in the "Page Content" menu to the right of the timeline. Visitors wishing to browse the collection can also find the "Browse" link under the "Collection Info" heading. The categories of photos and writings include "Composers, 1962-1968", "The Farm, 1950s" and "Kentucky, 1964 and 1971". The photos from Kentucky are not to be missed, with the arresting and mesmerizing images they present of rural families.
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