Some of the greatest American photographers of the depression era had their work “killed” by a nutbag editor named Roy Stryker. He rejected submitted photos by punching a hole through the negative. We’ll call this hole the “a-hole.”
What the hell?
Ben Shahn said,
“Roy was a little bit dictatorial in his editing and he ruined quite a number of my pictures, which he stopped doing later. He used to punch a hole through a negative. Some of them were incredibly valuable.”
Here are 3 photos with the a-hole in them.
I just couldn’t sit still. I had to restore them. I’d like nothing more than to be contacted by the curator and get the assignment of restoring these photos as best I could.