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")

 
 

 

 


Florence Henri

(American, 1893-1982)

Born in New York City in 1893, Henri first studied music, then painting under Fernand Léger in Paris and photography at the Bauhaus under Lazlo Moholy-Nagy and Josef Albers during 1927 and 1928. After her studies, she moved to Paris where she set up a studio for portrait, fashion and advertising photography. Her work was included in many seminal exhibitions and publications of the late 1920s and early 1930s, contributing to the international language of photographic experimentation and abstraction referred to as the New Vision in Europe. Henri's photography demonstrates a mastery of portraiture and still-life, incorporating close-ups, reflections and montage in her repertory of techniques. Like other 'new photographers' of the time, she also made use of unusual viewpoints and her photographs reflect the influence of cubism, often using mirrors to produce pictures that are fragmented and spatially ambiguous.

 


Self Portrait
ca. 1930
 

 


Tete de femme

 


Composition Nature morte 1929

 


Still Life Composition
, 1929

 


Marseille 1929

 


Composition abstraite - Moulin, 1928

 


La Bottine 1930

 


La Bottine 1930

 


Jeanne Lanvin 1929

 


Cora 1929

 


Portrait composition 1930

 


Portrait composition, 1930

 


Portrait composition 1930

 


Macaroni La Lune 1929

 


Macaroni La Lune - 1929

 


Coquillettes - 1929

 


Macaroni La Lune - 1929

 


"M" - 1929

 


Columbia - 1931

 


Selcroix - 1935

 

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