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")

 
 

 


Arthur Tress - 1


Arthur Tress

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Arthur Tress is a notable American photographer born on November 24, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York. He is well known for his staged surrealism and exposition of the human body.
First photograph at age 12. Arthur Tress' first subjects were circus freaks and dilapidated buildings around Coney Island where he grew up. The youngest of three children in a divorced family, Arthur spent time in his early life with both of his parents: his father who re-married and lived in an upper class neighbourhood, and his mother, who remained single after the divorce and whose life was not nearly so luxurious. In high school, he also studied the art of painting.

After graduating from Bard College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1962, Arthur moved to Paris, France to attend Film School. While living in France, Arthur traveled to many locations, including Japan, Africa, Mexico, and through most of Europe. While on these journeys, he observed many secluded tribes and cultures. He was fascinated by the roles played by the shaman of the different people groups he visited. The cultures he was introduced to would play a permanent role in his later work.

 


Mosque, Agra, India

 


Girl Collecting Gold Fish, France

 


Girl with Dunce Cap, New York

 


Boy in Mickey Mouse Hat, Coney Island, NY

 


Boy in Burnt-out Furniture Store, Newark, NJ

 


Boy with Picture of Alice's Rabbit in Rockaway Playland, Queens, NY

 


Making Leaves, Cold Spring, NY

 


Boy in TV Set, Boston, MA

 


A Surfer Leans against Her Camper, Virginia Beach, VA

 


Boy Runs down Side of Support Arches of Bronx Whitestone Bridge, Bronx, NY

 


Hard Hat Construction and Office Workers Parade for America Day, Albany, NY

 


Cards and Checkerboard in Abandoned Locker Room for Railroad Workers

 


A Priest at St. John the Divine Seems to Be Flying, New York, NY

 


A Boy Sits under an Abandoned Railroad Track, Staten Island, NY

 


Black Children Dance to Rock 'n Roll in in Harlem's Mount Morris Park, New York City, NY

 


Victorian Valentine, New York

 


Last Portrait of My Father, New York City, NY

 


Blue Collar Fantasy, New York

 


Flood Dream

 


Flying Dream

 


Hockey Player

 


Bride and Groom

 


Claire de Lune

 


The Hemaphrodite

 


Boy With Chinese Mask

 


Girl with Turtles

 


Office Workers

 


But Life still seemed cold and dim..., 1980

 


Skateboarder with Wounded Shoulder, Los Angeles, 2005

 


Wounded Skateboarder’s Hand, Los Angeles, 2005

 


Paintball Player with Wounds, Los Angeles, 2005

 


Stormy Weather, California, 1995

 


Roll Me Over, California, 1995

 


Boot Fantasy, New York, 1979

 


Hose Catch, California, 1998

 


Off the Tracks, California, 1997

 


Wounded Skateboarder

 


Boy on Beach & Man from Sea

 


Peter on Fence, Spain, 1985

 


Teenage Runners, New York City, 1975

 


Adam in the Park, New York City, 1982

 

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