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

Published by Chris Malinao

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