History of Photography


Introduction History of Photography (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

A World History of Photography (by Naomi Rosenblum)

The Story Behind the Pictures 1827-1991 (by Hans-Michael Koetzle)

Photographers' Dictionary
(based on "20th Century Photography - Museum Ludwig Cologne")


 

 



Photographers' Dictionary

(based on "20th Century Photography-Museum Ludwig Cologne")

 
 

 

 


EDWARD STEICHEN

(b Luxembourg, 27 March 1879; d West Redding, CT, 25 March 1973).

American photographer, painter, designer and curator of Luxembourgeois birth. Steichen emigrated to the USA in 1881 and grew up in Hancock, MI, and Milwaukee, WI. His formal schooling ended when he was 15, but he developed an interest in art and photography. He used his self-taught photographic skills in design projects undertaken as an apprentice at a Milwaukee lithography firm. The Pool-evening (1899; New York, MOMA) reflects his early awareness of the Impressionists, especially Claude Monet, and American Symbolist photographers such as Clarence H. White. While still in Milwaukee, his work came to the attention of White, who provided an introduction to Alfred Stieglitz; Stieglitz was impressed by Steichen’s work and bought three of his photographs.

 


Self Portrait

 


Marlene Dietrich, New York, 1932

 


Joan Crawford, 1932

 


Modeaufnahme, 1935

 


Colette, 1935

 


Gloria Swanson
1924

 


The Flatiron
1905

 


Greta Garbo
1928

 


Greta Garbo, Hollywood, 1928

 


Marlene Dietrich

 


Anna May Wong

 


Isadora Duncan at the Portal of the Parthenon, Athens, 1920

 


Princess Irina Alexandrovna Jusupov, ca. 1924

 


Loretta Young, 1928

 


Adolphe Menjou, 1935

 


Lois Moran, 1926

 


Heavy Roses
1914

 


Lotus, Mount Kisco, New York
1915

 


Time-Space Continuum
c. 1920

 


Milk Bottles: Spring
New York, 1915

 


The Maypole
1932

 


Woods Interior
1898

 


George Washington Bridge, New York, 1931

 


Self-Portrait, Milwaukee
1898

 


Midnight - Rodin's Balzac
1908

 


Henri Matisse and "The Serpentine"
c. 1909

 


Triumph of the Egg
1921

 


Moonrise, Mamaronek, New York, 1904

 


Gary Cooper, Hollywood, 1930

 


Alfred Stieglitz , 1915

 


Wheelbarrow with flower pots
France, 1920

 


Balzac Toward the Light, Midnight, 1908

 


Rodin—The Eve, 1907

 


After Attack, 1918

 


Rodin—Le Penseur
 

 


 Lenore Ulric , 1932

 


Norma Shearer

 


Norma Shearer

 


Untitled

 


Nude

 


Untitled

 


Untitled

 


White, 1935

 

Portrait of Miss Sawyer , c. 1914

 

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