Rondal Partridge

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Rondal Partridge

Son of the renowned photog­ra­pher Imogen Cunningham, Partridge began helping his mother in the dark­room at the age of five. At seven­teen he became Dorothea Lange’s appren­tice, driving her up and down the back roads of Cali­fornia as she created her indelible images of migrant laborers. In 1937 and 1938 he worked with Ansel Adams in Yosemite, taking the now-famous photo­graph, “Ansel in the High Sierra, late 1930s.”
Inti­mately asso­ci­ated with the great Cali­fornia photog­ra­phers of his time, Partridge absorbed all the tech­niques his teachers could give him, yet he wears this lineage lightly, dedi­cating himself to following the paths down which his own genius leads him. For nearly 70 years he has been a profes­sional photog­ra­pher, making breath­tak­ingly inti­mate portraits, devas­tating envi­ron­mental state­ments, stun­ning archi­tec­tural images, and capturing telling moments of Cali­fornia history.
In January 2003, the Cali­fornia Histor­ical Society Press and Heyday Books will publish Quizzical Eye: The Photog­raphy of Rondal Partridge, by Sally Stein and Eliz­a­beth Partridge (Rondal’s daughter). The Oakland Museum and the Cali­fornia Histor­ical Society (San Fran­cisco) open exhibits of Partridge’s work on January 18, 2003, featuring his Cali­fornia and outdoor photog­raphy and his fine arts photog­raphy, respec­tively.
Partridge, 85, lives in Berkeley, CA and still photographs every day.

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