"Bill Wood's Business" Exhibition

International Center of Photography

poster for "Bill Wood's Business" Exhibition

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Bill Wood's business was photography—and he produced tens of thousands of images over the course of his career. From 1937 (the tail end of the Great Depression) through the boom years that followed World War II and until his death in 1973, the Bill Wood Photo Company supplied local snap shooters and amateur photographers with cameras, flash bulbs, accessories, and quality photo finishing. In addition, the business provided commercial photographic services: using large format cameras, and shooting mostly black-and-white film, Wood offered studio portraits and professional photographs, taken on location. The variety of subjects and situations he captured provide an in-depth photographic record of life in Fort Worth, Texas, a post-World War II American city just hitting its stride. The exhibition is organized by Diane Keaton and Marvin Heiferman.

[Image: Bill Wood "Promotion at Bill McDavid Pontiac Co." (1959) Courtesy of Billye Cooper and Connie Bruner and International Center of Photography]



from May 16, 2008 to September 07, 2008


Bill Wood

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