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Edward Steichen

Photographer

1879 - 1973 Bivange/Béiweng, Luxembourg
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Edward Steichen was a key figure of twentieth-century photography, directing its development as a prominent photographer and influential curator.He was director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art from 1947 to 1962, and was responsible for more than fifty shows, including The Family of Man in 1955, the most popular exhibition in the history of photography. -   International Center of Photography

In 1902 Stieglitz announced the formation of the Photo-Secession —the name he gave to the loose-knit group of photographers he exhibited, published, and promoted during the next decade and a half—and the publication of a new, still more lavish journal, Camera Work. Over the fifteen-year, fifty-issue run of Camera Work, no other artist would be featured as prominently as Steichen, who had sixty-five photographs and three paintings reproduced in fifteen issues, including a “Special Steichen Supplement” in April 1906 and an all-Steichen double issue in 1913. - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 Photography as the universal language inspired him to compose the exhibit with more than 500 photographs from 273 photographers from 68 different countries. Amateur to professional photographers, including Ernst Haas, Robert Capa, Eugene Smith, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Andreas Feininger were sought for The Family of Man. All rights of the images were forfeited and Steichen had complete creative control. He would crop, blow-up, reduce the images as he pleased to have his visual message read that all the world experiences happiness of love and sorrow of death. - International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

 

Edward Jean Steichen (March 27, 1879 – March 25, 1973) was a Luxembourgish American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator. Steichen was the most frequently featured photographer in Alfred Stieglitz' groundbreaking magazine Camera Work during its run from 1903 to 1917. Together Stieglitz and Steichen opened the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession, which eventually became known as 291 after its address.

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A ‘Family of Man’ Reunion
The idea that a photo exhibit could capture “the essential oneness of mankind” seems either arrogant or naïve today. Headlines about conflict and violence remind us daily that no, we can’t all get along.
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Edward Steichen, the great Pictorialist photographer known for his misty image of the Flatiron building (1905), also had a sharp commercial eye. From 1923 to 1937, he was the chief photographer for Condé Nast Publications, shooting crisp, high-contrast portraits of actors, intellectuals, politicians and society types for Vogue and Vanity Fair magazines.
Books
The First Picture Book: Everyday Things for Babies http://a.co/2XDVeB4
Steichen in Color: Portraits, Fashion & Experiments by Edward Steichen http://a.co/5jb7TyV
US Navy War Photographs : Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay http://a.co/9cnTN8l
U.S. Navy War Photographs Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay http://a.co/1LISN0v
Steichen At War http://a.co/93Pjtcl
Edward Steichen (Photofile) http://a.co/aCy9VGe
Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography http://a.co/hb7Mhnp
The Family of Man: 60th Anniversary Edition http://a.co/flliWki
Walden; or Life in the Woods. http://a.co/5IdkA2T
Steichen: A Life in Photography http://a.co/5ZwShmQ