Momentary Lives

Only the Lonely is the first book on photographer William Gedney in nearly 20 years. This retrospective volume offers a comprehensive survey of his documentary and street work, including his acclaimed series of rural Kentucky, Haight-Ashbury, India, gay pride parades and night scenes. Despite receiving appreciation from Walker Evans, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander and John Szarkowski, he remained an under-appreciated artist of his generation. His work became wide-spread after his death in 1989.

William Gedney, Only the Lonely, 1958–1983, by Gilles Mora, Lisa McCarty, and Margaret Sartor, University of Texas Press.

1. William Gedney, San Francisco CA 1966.