Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Larry Borenstein, Lee Friedlander, E.J. Bellocq

Some talking by Larry Borenstein in the video above but no music or singing by Babe Stovall.
Some of these websites like wikipedia above fail to mention that it was Al Rose and Larry Borenstein that found the E.J. Bellocq negatives and later sold them to Lee Friedlander who first published them.

After Bellocq's death in 1949, two New Orleans antiques dealers, Larry Borenstein and Al Rose, found Bellocq's glass-plate negatives in his desk drawer and purchased them. When noted photographer Lee Friedlander saw these glass negatives in 1966 he bought them and printed them for the world to see.

Excellent profile of Larry Borenstein in the link below.

And a very good article in the link below.