History of Our World

Edward Steichen, 1879 – 1973

Posted in Photography by B on October 19, 2009

Brooklyn Bridge, 1903

Brooklyn Bridge, 1903.

Gloria Swanson, New York, 1924

Gloria Swanson, New York, 1924.
Drizzle On Fortieth Street, New York, 1925

Drizzle On Fortieth Street, New York, 1925.

Edward Steichen (1879-1973) is unquestionably one of the most prolific, versatile, influential, and indeed controversial names in the history of photography. He was admired by many for his achievements as a fine art photographer, while impressing countless others with the force of his purely commercial accomplishments. Portraiture, the nude, fashion, landscape, cityscape, dance, theatre, war, advertising, still life and flower photography – no genre of photography, it seems, went unexplored by this innovative image maker, and thanks to his characteristic zeal for experimentation, few of these genres went unchanged. Graphic design, typography, and art direction – these areas too, proved fertile grounds for Steichen’s creativity. Although his photographic production alone was enough to earn him a full chapter in the history of photography, Steichen added to his laurels via flamboyantly curatorial efforts, most notable his widely acclaimed exhibition The Family Man, which began touring internationally in 1955 and attracted well over nine million visitors worldwide.

Edward Steichen, Lives In Photography


Edward Steichen

Musée de l’Elysée


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  1. […] Ho capito che sarei finito dietro l’obiettivo di una macchina fotografica dopo aver visto “Brooklyn Bridge” uno scatto del 1903 di Edward Steichen. Si tratta di un’immagine molto suggestiva del ponte di […]

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