The Photography of Rondal Partridge.
Photographs by Rondal Partridge. TExt by Elizabeth Partridge and Sally Stein.
California Historical Society Press,
144 pp., numerous duotone illustrations, 10x11".
Rondal Partridge was born in 1917 to California etcher Roi Partridge and the celebrated photographer Imogen Cunningham. By his twentieth year, he had apprenticed to both Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams, who, along with Edward Weston, were close friends of the family. This intimate association with certain prominent figures in the photography community fueled his image-making activities but did not cloud his mind with aspirations of celebrity. In fact, his aversion to the spotlight is a central feature of this monograph/biography, which also presents his eclectic, but ever-fascinating, 60+ years of photographic activity. Rondal Partridge is represented by photo-eye Gallery.