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  • 1. Jerry Uelsmann & Lucas Samaras
  • 2. Jerry Uelsmann
  • 3. Lucas Samaras
  • 4. Photography Around the 1940’s
  • 5.
    • Popular documentation photography, such as portraits.
    • Example of this is Yousuf Karsh’s many portraits of famous people.
    Winston Churchill, 1941 Humphrey Bogart, 1946
  • 6.
    • Other examples of popular documentation photography were of events such as the Vietnam War.
  • 7.
    • Born in Detroit on June 11th, 1934.
    • Uelsmann received his BFA at Rochester Institute 1957.
    • He began teaching photography at the University of Florida in 1960.
    • He became a graduate research of art at the University in 1974.
    • He is now retired from teaching and living in Gainesville, Florida.
    Jerry Uelsmann
  • 8. Untitled, 1982 Jerry Uelsmann
  • 9. Jerry Uelsman Dreamtheather, 2004
  • 10. Lucas Samaras
    • Born in Macedonia, Greece, in 1936.
    • Graduated from Rutgers University in 1959 with a degree in art.
    • He studied a form of ‘performance art’ with artists such as Robert Whitman, and George Segal.
    • He is well known for his pioneering work in photography.
  • 11.  
  • 12. “ Photo Transformation”
  • 13. The Link
    • Both photographers were part of a movement going against the boundaries of traditional art.
    • In this time period, their photography was very avant-garde and fresh to the public.
    • They were also some of the first photographers to manipulate their photographs drastically, and take their photography to the next level.
  • 14. Yousuf Karsh, 1948 Albert Einstein Comparison Self Portrait, 1973 Lucas Samaras
  • 15.
    • Lucas Samaras’ goal in his photography was essentially to distinguish the similarities between the human figure and objects.
    • Samaras does a great deal of “self investigation” or self exposure.
    • Through this self exposure came his “photo transformations” which he believed created an abstraction of form and color.
  • 16.
    • “ Exposing myself, visually or psychologically exposing through art, or some kind of artifice or control or device like art, it was done in a professional way. Others object, but if it is done professionally, it will get the job done.”
    • - Samaras
  • 17. “ Photo Transformations” Lucas Samaras
  • 18.
    • Samaras wanted to take something people would find insulting and turn it into a virtue.
    • He wanted to be, along with his artwork, unpredictable; rather shocking.
    Lucas Samaras Untitled 1965
  • 19.
    • Uelsmann on the other hand focused on creativity, created a “reality that transcends surface reality”.
    • His goal was to create a dream-like world, passing the limits of traditional photography and discovering a surreal world beyond reality.
  • 20. “ A camera is truly a license to explore. There are no uninteresting things. There are just uninterested people. For me to walk around the block where I live could take five minutes. But when I have a camera, it could take five hours. You just engage in the world differently.” - Uelsmann Jerry Uelsmann “ The Dreary Room”
  • 21. Influences
    • Samaras and Uelsmann were both influenced by the Dada / Surrealism movement.
    • Artists such as Man Ray and Salvador Dali played important roles in both photographers artwork.
  • 22. Jerry Uelsmann Salvador Dali “ Galatea of the Spheres” “ Persistence of Memory”

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