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")

 
 

 

 


Andreas Feininger

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feininger (27 December 1906 - 18 February 1999) was a French-born American photographer, and writer on photographic technique, noted for his dynamic black-and-white scenes of Manhattan and studies of the structure of natural objects.
Born in Paris, France, from an American family of German origin. His father, painter Lyonel Feininger, was born in New York City, in 1871. His great-grandfather emigrated from Durlach, Baden, in Germany, towards United States in 1848.
Feininger grew up and was educated as an architect in Germany, where his father painted and taught at Bauhaus. In 1936, he gave up architecture itself, moved to Sweden, and focused on photography. In advance of World War II, in 1939, Feininger immigrated to the U.S. where he established himself as a freelance photographer and in 1943 joined the staff of Life magazine, an association that lasted until 1962.
Feininger became famous for his photographs of New York. Science and nature, as seen in bones, shells, plants and minerals, were other frequent subjects, but rarely did he photograph people or make portraits. Feininger wrote comprehensive manuals about photography, of which the best known is The Complete Photographer. In the introduction to one of Feininger's books of photographs, Ralph Hattersley described him as "one of the great architects who helped create photography as we know it today." In 1966, the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) awarded Feininger its highest distinction, the Robert Leavitt Award. In 1991, the International Center of Photography awarded Feininger the Infinity Lifetime Achievement Award.

 


The Photojournalist, 1955

 


New York 1940 - Lower East Side

 


Fishing boat moored at a South Street Pier. Winter 1940

 


New York 1940 - Sheeps Meadow, Central Park

 


Elevated station, Downtown, New York
1940

 


Jewish shop on Lower East Side, Manhattan

 

Jewish shop on Lower East Side, Manhattan

1940

 


Chinatown, New York

1940

 

Nassau Street, Stock Exchange in background ...

1940

 


Bryant Park, 1940

 

Greek restaurant on Mulberry Street

1940

 

The Bowery in the shadow of the Third Avenue Elevated, 1940

1940

 

Hudson River traffic, New York

1940

 

Three girls.

1940

 


Akt am Strand

 

Coal barges on the Hudson River

1940

 

Chinese vendor on Mott Street

1941

 


Floor show in a Harlem nightclub.

 

Comuters on the Staten Island Ferry approaching Manhattan.

1940

 


Downtown Sky Port, at South Street and Wall Street.

 

New York 1940 - Ghetto, Orchard Street, Lower East Side.

1940

 

Arm wrestling in Harlem

1940

 


New York 1940 - Center Market Place

 

Downtown Skyscrapers near the Hudson River

1940

 

Lower East Side Kids on a Brooklyn dock, harbor tugs in background.

1940

 

On board of a Staten Island ferry, going towards Staten Island.

1940

 

Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian promenade.

1940

 

Brooklyn Bridge and pedestrian promenade.

1940

 


Movie theater front and ticket booth

 

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