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Wynn Bullock (April
18, 1902, Chicago - November 16, 1975, Monterey, California) was an
American photographer that is notable for his photographs of nudes and of
landscapes on the West Coast.
He started in the 1920s with a career as a concert tenor. While studying
in Paris, he was inspired by visual artists, in particular Cézanne, Moholy-Nagy
and Man Ray. Upon his return to the US, he focused on a career as a
He left law school to attend the Art Center School in Los Angeles. In
1948, he met and began a lifelong friendship with Edward Weston, a
relationship that continually influenced his life as a photographer.
Bullock also explored the commercial side of photography, founding Arrow
Camera in Santa_Maria, California in 1943. Bullock ran the business until
1952, when he sold it to Hank Datter.
Bullock's photographs are in over 90 museum collections including The
Hallmark Collection of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, The Center
for Creative Photography, and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Some
of his photographs were used by Edward Steichen in 1955 in his The Family
of Man, a vast exhibition consisting of over 500 photos that depicted
life, love and death in 68 countries.