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Jeanne C. Reesman
University of Texas, San Antonio (San Antonio, TX 78249-1644)

Faculty Research Awards
Research Programs

$40,000 (approved)
$24,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2005 – 8/31/2006

The Photography of American Writer Jack London

This book is to be a selection of approximately 120 photographs by Jack London (1876-1916), with an introduction, captions, and quotations. A celebrated adventurer, London is still one of the most widely read American writers in the world. However, his astonishing photo-journalistic oeuvre of 12,000 images has never been adequately studied: the ragged homeless of Great Britain (1902); Korean refugees from the Russo-Japanese War (1904), which London covered for Hearst; morning-after photos of the San Francisco Earthquake (1906); the disappearing peoples of the South Seas (1908-1909); the crew of one of the last four-masted sailing vessels, the Dirigo, on a perilous rounding of Cape Horn (1912); the Mexican Revolution (1914).