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")

 
 

 

 

William Wegman

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

William Wegman (b. 1943 in Holyoke, Massachusetts) is an artist best known as a photographer who has created a series of compositions involving dogs, primarily his own Weimaraners in various costumes and poses.
Wegman reportedly originally intended to pursue a career as a painter. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Massachusetts College of Art in 1965 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1967.
While teaching at California State University, Long Beach, he acquired the first and most famous of the dogs he photographed, a Weimaraner he named Man Ray (after the artist and photographer). Man Ray later became so popular that the Village Voice named him "Man of the Year" in 1982. He named a subsequent dog Fay Ray (a play on the name of actress Fay Wray).
On January 29, 1992, Wegman appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and showed a video clip of "Dog Duet," his 1975 short of Man Ray & another dog slowly and mysteriously peering around. Wegman explained that he had created the video by moving a tennis ball around, off-camera, thus capturing the dogs' attention.
Wegman's photos are well-respected in the art world, are are held in permanent collections of the Hammer Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His photos and videos have also been a popular success, and have appeared in books, advertisements, films, as well as on television programs like Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live. In 2006, Wegman's work was featured in a retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Norton Museum of Art, and the Addison Gallery. The Brooklyn Museum explored 40 years of Wegman’s work in all media in the 2006 retrospective William Wegman: Funney/Strange.

 


Man Ray with Sculpture, 1978

 


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Wired

 


Spirit Photography

 


Blue Monday Wednesday Friday

 


Self-portrait

 


Man Ray

 


Show of Shadow

 


Cinderella and the Prince

 


Red Frieze

 


North

 


Auto

 


7Split Rail

 


Cat and dog

 


Feet First

 


Lee Street Pond

 


Dog and Pony

 


Evergreen

 


Stepsisters

 


Glass Slipper

 


Coach

 


Pedestals

 


Blue Baboon

 


Bad Dogs

 


Red Room

 


Intruder

 


Lego

 


Flora in Fauna

 


Blue Under Over

 


Batty Back Up

 


Girl and Boy

 


Tote

 


Basic Shapes in Colour

 


Gray Veil

 


Armed Chair

 


Leaf Line

 


Portugal

 


Malta

 


Ethiopia

 


The Beadles

 


Trojan Horse Toy

 


Strings Attached

 


Rousseau

 

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