Exhibitions and Publications

Exhibitions

1968

Photography - Current Report 2, exhibition circulated by the Museum of Modern Art, New York

1968

Ben Schultz Memorial Collection exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York

December 17, 1968 - March 10, 1969

One-man exhibition of 44 photographs: Eastern Kentucky and San Francisco: Photographs by William Gedney, Museum of Modern Art, New York. 43 of the photographs are available online.

1969

13 Photographers, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

1969

Vision and Expression, George Eastman House, Rochester (illustrated catalog)

1971

Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1972

Kindred Spirits - Eleven Photographers, Rochester Institute of Technology.

1974

First Annual CAPS Portfolio exhibition, Soho Photo Gallery, New York City

1978

Photography Faculty, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

1978 - 1980

Mirrors and Windows, American Photography since 1960, curated by John Szarkowski, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

1982

Guggenheim Award Show, Pratt Institute Gallery, New York

1992

The Young Rebel in Photography, 1950 - 70, organized by Edward Robinson, Museum of Modern Art, New York, July 23 - October 13, 1992.

June 25, 1999 - 31 July 1999

William Gedney: The Single Future of the Night, Gallery 292, 120 Wooster Street, New York, NY

January 21, 2000 - May 16, 2000

Short Distances and Definite Places: The Photographs of William Gedney, a retrospective exhibition, organized by Sandra Phillips, Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. 89 of the photographs featured in the exhibition are available online.

January 28, 2000 - March 4, 2000

William Gedney: Kentucky 1964 & 1972, Gallery 292, 120 Wooster Street, New York, NY

Publications: Books, Magazines and Newspapers

1967

Photography in the Twentieth Century, Horizon Press

1969

Village Voice, January 16, 1969, review by A. D. Coleman.

1969

Modern Photography, April 1969, review by Julia Scully.

1970

The Camera, Time-Life Books

1971

The Art of Photography, Time-Life Books

1971

Camera Mainichi, March 1971,12 page portfolio, Tokyo, Japan.

1971

The New York Times, May 1971, "From Benares to Brooklyn Via Gedney".

1973

Seiko, July 1973, 16 page portfolio, Tokyo, Japan.

1973

Elliot Carter, New York Public Library

1974

One of fifteen photographers included in a limited edition portfolio of original prints (50 copies) published by the New York State Council on the Arts.

1975

Human Behavior, Time-Life Books.

1977

Horizon, January 1977, New York

1978

New Republic, September 9, 1978, New York

1978 - 80

Mirrors and Windows, American Photography since 1960, by John Szarkowski, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1987

Aperture #105, Winter 1987, seven pages of photographs taken in India.

1995

DoubleTake, Issue 6, publishes a portfolio of photographs made in Kentucky

1997

India: A Celebration of Independence, 1947 to 1997, Aperture, New York

1999

Duke University David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library Web site:, Selections from the collection, "William Gale Gedney: Photographs and Writings," http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/gedney/

Grants and Fellowships

1966 - 67

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship for Photography

1969

One of six American Photographers chosen to document the work of the Social Security Administration. Assigned to Hays, Kansas.

1969 - 71

Fulbright Fellowship for Photography in India

1972 - 73

New York State Creative Artist Public Service Program Fellowship (C.A.P.S.) grant for Photography.

1975 - 76

National Endowment for the Arts grant in Photography

Permanent Collections

Museum of Modern Art, New York

George Eastman House, Rochester, New York

Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Many private collections

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