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Photographers to Know. Set I: Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Richard Avedon & Diane Arbus. Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946). Photographed early 20 th century New York - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Photographers to Know

Photographers to KnowSet I: Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Richard Avedon & Diane ArbusAlfred Stieglitz (1864-1946)Photographed early 20th century New York

Best known for making photography an acceptable form of fine art as the founder of the Photo Secession and Pictorialism movements

The Photo Secession was a group of photographers whose work placed focus on craftmanship

Alfred StieglitzFamous bodies of work Camera Notes and edited a magazine called Camera Work

Curated many shows at Edward Steichens gallery space called 291 or Little Galleries of the Photo Secession

Married to the painter Georgia OKeefe

Edward Steichen (1879-1973)Opened the 291 gallery

Admired Stieglitzs work in NY and brought those ideas to France

Curated the exhibition The Family of Man that documented the human experience with 508 photos from 68 countries and 273 photographers

Worked in alternative processes a lot Gum Bichromate, Platinum

Richard Avedon (1923-2004)His start came from his work in fashion photography

Known for his celebrity portraits

Photographs people on simple backgrounds and has them engage the camera

Known for his series titled The American West

Diane Arbus (1923-1971)Focused on photographing the outcasts of society the freaks

Her work was criticized as making a mockery of her subjects because of her upbringing

First American photographer to have her work showcased in the Venice Biennele in 1972, a year after her death