Edward Steichen (1879-1973): Lives in Photography

Portrait of Miss Sawyer by Edward Steichen

Edward Steichen was 93 when he died; that long productive lifespan bequeathed us with a diverse legacy of photographs that defy easy classification.

“Did he excel in all his photographic ventures – in ‘pure’ art, fashion and advertising, portraiture, nature, combat, even as a powerful director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York – or did he become a brand name, famous for being famous?” asks Alan Riding of the New York Times.

Riding, in his article, examines the life and photographs of Steichen in connection with a retrospective at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, Steichen: Lives in Photography.”

The show, organized by the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne, Switzerland and the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography in Minneapolis, will continue through December 30, 2007.

[Via: NYTimes.com]
Photo: Estate of Edward Steichen

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

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