Beat Memories

Beat Memories

The celebrated American poet Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) began photographing in the late 1940s when he purchased a small, second-hand Kodak camera. For the next fifteen years he made intimate and often exuberant portraits of himself, his friends, and lovers, including the writers and poets Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Gregory Corso as well as Beat personality Neal Cassady. 

More than seventy prints, including a few "drugstore" prints made in the early 1950s, are brilliantly reproduced in this book, accompanied by Sarah Greenoughs essay on Ginsbergs photography in relation to his poetry and other photographers of the time, a chronology of his photographic activity, and selections from interviews with Ginsberg between 1958 and 1996.

Size: 9.1 x 0.6 x 11.6 inches. 

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