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")

 
 

 

 


Louise Dahl-Wolfe

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Louise Emma Augusta Dahl (November 19, 1895 in San Francisco, California December 11, 1989) was a photographer, known primarily for her work for Harper's Bazaar with fashion editor Diana Vreeland.
Born to Norwegian parents, Dahl-Wolfe was known for taking photographs outdoors, with natural light in distant locations from South America to Africa in what became known as "environmental" fashion photography. She married sculptor Meyer Wolfe, who constructed the backgrounds of many of her photos.
She preferred portraiture to fashion photography. Notable portraits include: Mae West, Cecil Beaton, Eudora Welty, W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Orson Welles, Carson McCullers, Edward Hopper, Colette and Josephine Baker. She is known for having "discovered" a teenage Lauren Bacall. She was a great influence on photographers Irving Penn and Richard Avedon. One of her assistants was Milton H. Greene.

 


The Covert Look, I949

 


Dior Ballgown
, 1950

 


Japanese Bath, 1954

 


Mary Jane Russell
, 1950

 


Jean Patchett in Grenada, 1953

 


Twins at the Beach,
1955

 


Mary Jane Russell in a Balenciaga Gown With Cat, 1951

 


Mary Sykes in Puerto Rico, 1938

 


Diana Vreeland, 1942

 


Rubber Bathing Suit, 1940

 


California Desert, 1948

 


Luki in Balenciaga Coat, 1953

 


Natalie in Hammamet, 1950

 


Coco Chanel in her Apartment, 1954

 


Night Bathing, 1939

 


Suzy Parker in Balenciaga by the Seine, 1953

 


In Sarasota, 1947

 


Edith Sitwell, 1961

 


Barrington on Location at Frank Lloyd Wright's
Tallesen West, Phoenix, Arizona, Harper's Bazaar, January, 1942

 


Isamu Noguchi, New York, 1955

 


Orson Welles

 


Untitled

 


Nude in Pool

 


Nude on Terrace
1938

 


Dappled Nude
1940

 


Liz Gibbons as Photographer, 1938

 


Coco Chanel, 1954

 


Carson McCullers
, 1940

 


Untitled

 

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