Wynn Bullock (1902–1975) is highly approachable. He is immensely quotable, a self-effacing searcher with an appealing hint of the metaphysical. His images are eminently readable, filled with unapologetic reverence and undoubted technical prowess. As a purveyor of a certain kind of photographic vision, we can trust him implicitly. So why isn’t he better known?

Born in Chicago and raised in southern California, Bullock traveled to Europe in the 1920s...

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