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")

 
 

 

 


John Gutmann

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

John Gutmann (1905-1998) was a German-born American photographer and painter.

After fleeing Nazi Germany for the United States, Gutmann acquired a job as a photographer for various German magazines. Gutmann quickly took an interest in the American way of life and sought to capture it through the lense of his camera. He especially took an interest in the Jazz music scene. Gutmann is recognized for his unique "worm's-eye view" camera angle. He enjoyed taking photos of ordinary things and making them seem special.

 


The Jump, 1939

 


Strange Visitors
1934

 


Black Jack in Reno at Election Time
Nevada, 1936

 


Cord in Harlem
New York, 1936

 


Elevator Garage with Parking Lot
Chicago, 1936

 


Elevator Garage
Chicago, 1936

 


Bicycle of a Mexican Barber
San Antonio, 1937

 


Texas Women
1937

 


The Game
New Orleans, 1937

 


Apology
San Francisco, 1938

 


"Yes, Columbus Did Discover America!"
San Francisco, 1938

 


The Artist Lives Dangerously
San Francisco, 1938

 


"Ham and Eggs"
San Francisco, 1938

 


Reach
San Francisco, 1938

 


Face Behind Veil
1939

 


The Lesson, Central Park, New York, 1936

 


The Fleet Is In, San Francisco, 1934

 


The Oracle, 1949

 


Car Hops, Early Drive-in Restaurant, Hollywood, California

1935

 


Omen

1934

 


Automobiles Parked at a Beach. Oregon, 1934

 


Car by the Lake. British Columbia, 1934

 


Entrance to her Garden. Victoria, British Columbia, 1934

 


“Eat in Car” Early Drive-in Restaurant, Hollywood, 1935

 


Parking in the Park

 


The Cry

 


Between Acts

 


Two Midget Clowns

 


A Buddhist Monk Stands Before Two Giant Guardian Gods in the Entrance Hall of the Hsi Shan Temple

 


Dragon and Guardian Frighten Evil Spirits Away from Hsi Shan Temple

 


From the Walls of the Western Mountain Temple Covered with Multicolored Statues of the 500 Lohans

 

 

High Ride

1937

 

At a Tribal Festival Kachin Girls Wearing Silver Jewelry as a Display of Wealth

1945

 

Soldiers Selecting Silver Jewelry at a Small Town Market

1945

 

Hindu Boy and Holy Cow at the Juggernaut

1945

 

Royal Rowboat Sculpture

1945

 

Beneath a Giant Guardian: The Fortune Teller

1945

 

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