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Greatest Photographers of the 20th Century

Greatest Photographers of the 20th Century



Greatest Photographers of the 20th century. Based on a study by David Galenson (2009) NBER.

Greatest Photographers of the 20th century. Based on a study by David Galenson (2009) NBER.



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  • información interesante sobre los grandes fotógrafos en esta presentación.
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    • GreatestPhotographers Of TheTwentieth Century
    • How do you define GreatPhotographers
    • me?
    • Eugène AtgetFebruary 12, 1857 – August 4, 1927French photographer noted for his photographs documenting the architecture and street scenes of Paris.
    • He was more interested in the dark and sooty corners of the old city.
    • Photographs
    • Where DidThe People Go?
    • Atgetprefers to workearly in themorning
    • Giving many of theimages a feeling of silence and timelessness.
    • He producedno single famous Photograph ArtDealers.com
    • Made thousands of images thatrecreate the visual past of a great city.
    • My work was physically demanding as my oldbellows camera, with its glass plates, and awooden tripod, weighed more than fortypounds!
    • I offered to lend him a little Rolleiflex, but he refused.
    • Man Ray August 27, 1890– November 18, 1976An American artist who spentmost of his career in Paris, France.
    • Dada and Surrealist movements’Significant contributor
    • Dada Anti-war. Anti-bourgeois.Anarchist in nature
    • SurrealismSurprise.Unexpected juxtapositions.Non sequitur.
    • In 1999, ARTnews magazinenamed him one of the 25 most influential artists of the 20th century.
    • Photographs
    • Photogram
    • He never fully abandoned painting though portrait photography provided him with both financial support and celebrity status
    • When asked by people ifhe quitted one art foranother… during his time
    • “There was no conflict between the two –why couldn’t people accept the idea thatone might engage in two activities in hislifetime, alternately or simultaneously?”
    • So you have to thank this man for making PHOTOGRAPHY an accepted ART FORM.
    • Alfred Stieglitz January 1, 1864 - July 13, 1946American photographer & modern art promoter
    • He was… Experimental
    • Experimental Technical
    • Experimental Technical A Photography Crusader
    • “Stieglitz does not, like his Parisian contemporary, Atget,range the city from morning to night, deliberatelycomposing a documentary history of its life, after the fashionof Zola. He not merely observes: he waits, he eliminates; heselects.” - Lewis Mumford, critic
    • Georgia OKeeffe, wife
    • Georgia OKeeffe, wife
    • 8 of 9 highest prices everpaid at auction for Stieglitzphotographs are images of Georgia OKeeffe ArtDealers.com
    • Like the Chinese proverb, ONE PICTURE IS WORTH TENTHOUSAND WORDS
    • Walker Evans November 3, 1903 – April 10, 1975American photographerBest known for his work for theFarm Security Administrationdocumenting the effects of theGreat Depression.
    • His goal as a photographer wasto make pictures that are: literate authoritative transcendent
    • Photographs
    • Walker Evans was a writer in Time and Editor in Fortune magazine.
    • In 2000, Evans was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame ---
    • Cindy Sherman January 19, 1954 - PresentAmerican photographer and film director well-known for her conceptual portraits
    • As a child, she loved to play dress-up, using old clothes she had inherited from her grandmother.She also loved to draw, and she practiced by studying her own face.
    • Year after she graduated fromcollege, she began to make theseries of 69 photographs,(Untitled Film Stillsrecognized as -- “one of the landmarks of late- twentieth-century art.”
    • Photographs
    • And much more…
    • Sherman’s contribution is conceptual “She has reclaimed the oldest trick in the book, storytelling, and given it new life in visual art.” - Calvin Tomkins ArtDealers.com
    • Stieglitz, Evans, and Atget were experimental artists who were committed to realism
    • Man Ray and Sherman were conceptual innovators who constructed images to express their ideas
    • I might say that I possess all of Old Paris.- Eugène Atget, 1920I want to be contradictory and irrational.- Man Ray, 1966Photography is my passion. The search for Truth my obsession.- Alfred Stieglitz, 1921It is reality that photography reaches toward.- Walker Evans, 1969[T]he one thing I’ve always known is that the camera lies.- Cindy Sherman, 1987
    • The Greatest Photographers of the Past Century ArtDealers.com
    • On determining the greatest… This was based on the study by David Galenson (2009). NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH ArtDealers.com
    • Slide Source1-8, 20-23, 42, 74, 77-78 http://www.atgetphotography.com/The-Photographers/Eugene-Atget.html9 http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Atget_organ_grinder.jpg10 http://hopeugeneatget.wordpress.com/2010/05/23/1013 http://www.flickr.com/photos/estetica_fotografica/275604156117-19 http://www.leninimports.com/eugene_atget.html12 http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Atget_-_Avenue_des_Gobelins.jpg12 http://carabinieres.wordpress.com/inspiration14 http://www.masters-of-photography.com/A/atget/atget_prostitute_full.html15 http://lauralerner.com/photographers.html1-6, 38-42, 50-52, 74, 77-78 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alfred_Stieglitz.jpg47 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stieglitz_okeeffe_1918_Corrected.jpg43 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Steerage_1907_Stieglitz.jpg43 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stieglitz-SpringShowers.jpg45 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Stieglitz-GoingtotheStart.jpg48-49 http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/4108-popup.html44 http://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/1381046 http://s564.photobucket.com/albums/ss90/toastfm/prophotographers/?action=view&current=AlfredStieglitz.jpg&&newest=11-6, 23-28, 34-36, 75, 77-78 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Man_Ray_1934.jpg33 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ManRayMisunderstood.jpg ArtDealers.com
    • Slide Source33 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ManRayANightAtSaintJean.jpg32 http://www.burnaway.org/2008/10/the-rayograph29 http://www.dailyartfixx.com/2010/08/27/man-ray-1890-197630 http://www.dailyartfixx.com/2010/08/27/man-ray-1890-197631 http://www.dailyartfixx.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/veiled-erotic-meret-oppenheim-man-ray-1933.jpg1-6, 53-54, 62-63, 74 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Walker_Evans_1937-02.jpg55 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Frame_house_Charleston_Walker_Evans.jpg57 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Allie_Mae_Burroughs_print.jpg61 http://www.newpartisan.com/tradanon58 http://www.shorpy.com/node/1921?size=_original59 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pingnews/2116470695/in/set-7215760016384875656 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pingnews/290586561/sizes/z/in/set-7215760016384875660 http://www.flickr.com/photos/pingnews/472004201/sizes/m/in/set-721576001638487561-6, 64-66, 75, 77-78 http://artmarketingsecrets.com/2008/04/cindy-sherman-art-quote-of-the-week.html68 http://www.cindysherman.com/art.shtml71 http://www.cindysherman.com/art.shtml67 http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/photography/Cindy-Shermans-Photography.html72 http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/photography/Cindy-Shermans-Photography.html66 http://www.cindysherman.com/art.shtml69 http://www.cindysherman.com/images/photographs/Untitled93.jpg ArtDealers.com