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")



see also:

Man Ray.

Noire et blanche, 1926

Man Ray -

Man Ray

(b Philadelphia, PA, 25 Aug 1890; d Paris, 18 Nov 1976).

American photographer and painter. He was brought up in New York, and he adopted the pseudonym Man Ray as early as 1909. He was one of the leading spirits of DADA and SURREALISM and the only American artist to play a prominent role in the launching of those two influential movements. Throughout the 1910s he was involved with avant-garde activities that prefigured the Dada movement. After attending drawing classes supervised by Robert Henri and George Bellows at the Francisco Ferrer Social Center, or Modern School, he lived for a time in the art colony of Ridgefield, NJ, where he designed, illustrated and produced several small press pamphlets, such as the Ridgefield Gazook, published in 1915, and A Book of Diverse Writings.




Meret Oppenheim


Meret Oppenheim


Meret Oppenheim


Meret Oppenheim


Dora Maar


Lee Miller


Lee Miller


Self-Portrait and Lee Miller


Lee Miller


Joan Miró

Juliet with Headdress


Sculpture and Clothesline

Shipwreck on Malibu Beach

Pony Express Museum, Arcadia, CA


Monument to Niépce

Dolores del Rio

Self-Portrait in Graham Hollywood Car


Broken Chair with Stump and Ballet Shoes

Juliet with Vines


Fly and Landscape


Le monde (The World): From the Portfolio "Electricité"


Breeze (Le Souffle) from Electricité


Mathematical Object


Bonne Année (Happy New Year)


Still life for Nusch


La Ville: From the Portfolio Electricité


Eiffel Tower at Night

Dead Leaf

Ruth, Roses, and Revolvers

Henry Miller and Margaret Neiman

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