Although I believe my work is basically optimistic, I would like people to view my photographs with on open mind. I am not looking for a specific reaction, but if my images move people or excite them I am satisfied. I have always felt I photographed the things I loved.
1934 Born in Detroit, Jerry Norman Uelsmann, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Uelsmann. The father is an independent grocer. Attends public schools; indifferent student. 1950 While in high school develops, in part from father's and brother's hobby, a typical vocational interest in photography.
1960 Indiana University, Bloomington 1961 Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago San Francisco State College University of Florida, Gainesville 1962 Indiana University, Bloomington School of the Art Institute of Chicago 1963 Florida Union, University of Florida, Gainesville Jacksonville Art Museum Kalamazoo Art Institute
1958 Miami University, Oxford 1959 "Photographer's Choice," Indiana University, Bloomington "Photography at Mid-Century," George Eastman House, Rochester* State University College, Buffalo 1960 "Fotografi della Nuova Generazione," Milan Image Gallery, New York Rochester Institute of Technology
Beadleston, Suzi, "Takes 'Special Effects' Seriously." The Gainesville Sun, October 22, 1966, n.p. Various quoted remarks. "Gallery." Life, 67:8-11 (November 21, 1969). Untitled statement on the darkroom. Great Ideas of Western Man.
Russell Edson's fables contained herein were selected from The Very Thing That Happens, New Directions Publishing Corporation; What a Man Can See, The Jargon Society; The Brain Kitchen, Thing Press. The fables are used with the kind permission of the publishers and the author.