Quizzical Eye: The Photography of Rondal Partridge

  • Publication date: January 2003
  • $21.95 paperback, $40 hardback

Quizzical Eye is filled with breathtakingly intimate portraits, devastating environmental statements, compositional wonders, and telling moments from six decades of American history, the essential works of a man who has dedicated his long life to capturing single moments on film. Quizzical Eye features over 100 black and white duotone photos.

About the Authors: Elizabeth Partridge (daughter of Rondal Partridge) is the author of Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorthea Lange and This Land Belongs to You and Me: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie. Sally Stein teaches art history and visual studies at the University of California, Irvine, and writes about the history of photography in the United States.


Outta My Light! Photographer of Rondal Partridge


Spend a half hour with Rondal, as he explains his photographic process, from shooting to darkroom work. Working with a 2 1/4 to 8x10 camera, we see Rondal in his environment; shooting, developing, and finding photographic inspiration in the most ordinary objects.

Produced by Dyanna Taylor, granddaughter of Dorothea Lange and Elizabeth and Meg Partridge, Rondal Partridge's daughters, this film is an intimate portrait of Rondal crafted by his own family.


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