Hawkeye

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A memorial collection of David Pace’s early work, taken with his first camera, Hawkeye. It traces the trajectory of the post-war America in transition from an agricultural economy to an economy based on consumer products. It captures, as well, an important moment in the pre-history of one of America’s most iconic locations: Sunnyvale, California, the heart of what we now call Silicon Valley.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from September 2021.

ISBN: 9789053309476 Category:

Diane Jonte-Pace

Description

“Load right, aim sharp, and shoot well. The satisfaction of good pictures will be your reward.” – Brownie Hawkeye Instruction Manual, 1959

This is the first picture I took in my life. Roll 1. Frame 1. The Hawkeye has a fixed focus lens and no F-stops so I can’t take credit for the exposure. But I’m proud of the composition. I realized from that very first experience that I could speak though images. I became a photographer that day. Now, I feel the same excitement every time I pick up my camera. – David Pace, March 2020, sixty years after he took that picture in February 1959

David’s rich childhood archive documents the origin of the creative impulse in the life of a remarkable photographer. In addition, it traces the trajectory of the post-war America in transition from an agricultural economy to an economy based on consumer products. It captures, as well, an important moment in the pre-history of one of America’s most iconic locations: Sunnyvale, California, the heart of what we now call Silicon Valley. The neighborhood where David photographed family and friends with the Brownie Hawkeye is now the neighborhood of Apple, LinkedIn, Google, and Nokia. The young photographer, with his ability to “speak through images,” left us a set of powerful Hawkeye photographs that narrate a story, both personal and cultural, of the origin and history of Silicon Valley. – Diane Jonte-Pace, March 2021

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 18 x 20 cm
Publisher name Schilt Publishing
Publication date 1 September 2021
Number of pages 112
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by David Pace, Foreword by Ann Jastrab
Dimensions 18 x 20 cm
Weight 300 g
David Pace was a San Francisco Bay Area photographer, filmmaker, and curator. He received his MFA from San Jose State University in 1991. He taught photography for 25 years at San Jose State University, San Francisco State University and Santa Clara University, where he served as Resident Director of SCU's study abroad program in West Africa from 2009 - 2013. David photographed in the small sub-Saharan country of Burkina Faso annually from 2007-2016, documenting daily life in Bereba, a remote village without electricity or running water. His work has been exhibited and published internationally. His African photographs of the Karaba Brick Quarry were featured in the 2019 Venice Biennale in a group show entitled "Personal Structures" organized by the European Cultural Center. He has had solo shows at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California, and the Griffin Museum in Westchester, Massachusetts. His book Images In Transition, a collaboration with gallerist Stephen Wirtz, was published in the spring of 2019 by Schilt Publishing. He and his wife Diane have collaborated on the new book, Where the Time Goes, which documents aging and change, hope and love, over their five decades together. David passed away from cancer in October 2020.