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Pirkle Jones

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The Burning Hell by Estus Pirkle

 

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Pirkle Jones: Seven Decades Photographed

 

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Pirkle Jones: Seven Decades Photographed

 

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Pirkle Jones California Photographs, 1935 1982

 

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#APeoplesJourney: African American Women and the Struggle for Equality

Pirkle Jones was a documentary photographer born in Shreveport, Louisiana. His first experience with photography was when he bought a Kodak Brownie at the age of seventeen. In the 1930s his photographs were featured in pictorialist salons and publications. He served four years in the army during World War II in the 37th division and went to the Fiji Islands, New Georgia, Guadalcanal and the Philippines.
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