EUROPE: France - Spain - Italy

Girdner's European work was not limited to Paris. He traveled throughout the continent in search of stories to tell.  His European series includes a landscape of cascading terraces in a Spanish vineyard, a newspaper and tobacco seller tending his stall on an empty street in a small French town, and a narrow shot of boats tied to the edges of a Venice canal beneath hanging laundry, like cars parked in a street. One of Walt Girdner's favorite photos is included in this section, a night shot of shapes and shadows of fishing boats in a French Harbor.

SIDEWALK LADY - 1948

SIDEWALK LADY - 1948

silver gelatin print 12 3/4" by 15 3/4"

KIDS - 1948

KIDS - 1948

silver gelatin print 16" by 20"

NIGHT SALESMAN - 1950

NIGHT SALESMAN - 1950

vintage silver gelatin print 9 3/4" by 9 3/4"

SEAPORT AT NIGHT - 1949

SEAPORT AT NIGHT - 1949

vintage silver gelatin print 14" by 17"

SOWING GRAIN - 1960

SOWING GRAIN - 1960

silver gelatin print 16" by 20"

CANAL IN FRANCE - 1960

CANAL IN FRANCE - 1960

silver gelatin print 15 1/2" by 17 1/2"

SPANISH VINEYARDS - 1961

SPANISH VINEYARDS - 1961

vintage silver gelatin print 20" by 24"

POST WAR YUGOSLAVIA - 1948

POST WAR YUGOSLAVIA - 1948

silver gelatin print 16" by 20"

VENICE BOATS - 1949

VENICE BOATS - 1949

silver gelatin print 13" by 19 1/2"

SPANISH LANDING - 1961

SPANISH LANDING - 1961

vintage silver gelatin print 10 1/2" by 13 1/2"