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Friday 4/29/2005

Max Yavno

Max Yavno was born in New York City in 1911 and after leaving high school in the Bronx he started work as a page boy on the New York Stock Exchange, continuing to study part-time.
In 1930 he got married and bought his first camera. He eventually graduated in Social Sciences and went on to do graduate courses.He got divorced and started work as a social worker.
From 1936-42 he worked for the WPA (Works Progress Administration) processing artist's applications and taking photographs. During this time he was involved with the Photo League, becoming President in 1938-9 and sharing an apartment with Aaron Siskind.
After war service with the USAAF as a photography instructor he moved to Los Angeles and set himself up as a freelance photographer.
Edward Steichen bought prints from him for the Museum, of Modern Art, and also, together with Edward Weston, backed his successful Guggenheim Fellowship application in 1953. After a successful period as a commercial photographer Max Yavno died in 1985

4/29/2005


Hot Dog Los Angeles 1949 Posted by Hello

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Pinks Los Angeles 1977 Posted by Hello

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Power Station El Segundo Los Angeles 1949 Posted by Hello

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Premiere Cathay Circle Los Angeles 1949 Posted by Hello

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Delancy Street New York 1979 Posted by Hello

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Sunday Drinkers Los Angeles 1946 Posted by Hello

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Santa Monica Beach Los Angeles 1949 Posted by Hello

4/29/2005

Alex Webb

Alex Webb was born in San Francisco, California in 1952. He majored in history and literature at Harvard University and studied photography at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Webb attended the Apeiron Workshops in 1972; he began working as a professional photojournalist in 1974. His photographs began to appear in such publications as the New York Times Magazine, Life, Geo, and eventually in Stern and National Geographic. Webb joined Magnum Photos as an associate member in 1976, becoming a full member in 1979.
Webb received a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in 1986, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1990, a Hasselblad Foundation Grant in 1998, and won the Leopold Godowsky Color Photography Award in 1988 and the Leica Medal of Excellence in 2000..
He has exhibited widely both in the United States and Europe. Among museums that have exhibited his work are: the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the International Center of Photography and the Whitney Museum of American Art

4/29/2005


Loading Truck Mexico Posted by Hello

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US Mexico Border Posted by Hello

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Walk Haiti Posted by Hello

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Haiti Toy Gun Posted by Hello

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Haiti Beer Posted by Hello

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Haiti Posted by Hello

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India Posted by Hello

4/29/2005

Walker Evans

Born 1903
Leaving aside the mysteries and the inequities of human talent, brains, taste, and reputations, the matter of art in photography may come down to this: it is the capture and projection of the delights of seeing; it is the defining of observation full and felt.

Thus Walker Evans summed up the art of photography in 1969. He began to photograph in the late 1920s, making snapshots during a European trip. Upon his return to New York, he published his first images in 1930. During the Great Depression, Evans began to photograph for the Resettlement Administration, later known as the Farm Security Administration (FSA), documenting workers and architecture in the Southeastern states. In 1936 he traveled with the writer James Agee to illustrate an article on tenant farm families for Fortune magazine; the book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men came out of this collaboration.

Throughout his career Evans contributed photographs to numerous publications, including three devoted solely to his work. In 1965 he left Fortune , where he had been a staff photographer for twenty years, to become a professor of photography and graphic design at Yale University. He remained in the position until 1974, a year before his death.

4/29/2005


Hardware Store Southern Town 1936 Posted by Hello

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Post Office Sprott Alabama 1936 Posted by Hello

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Coal Miners House Scott's Run West Virginia 1936 Posted by Hello

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Model T Bucket Seat Auto Alabama 1936 Posted by Hello

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Mining Town West Virginia 1936 Posted by Hello

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Gas Station Reedsville West Virginia 1936 Posted by Hello

Thursday 4/28/2005

Ruth Bernard

In 1929, when she was 24, Ruth Bernhard took a job as darkroom assistant to a New York magazine, where her boss was Ralph Steiner. She soon left, using the cash she got on leaving to buy an 8x10 camera. Starting with portraits of her father's friends, she built up a business as a freelance.
In 1935 she met Edward Weston. His pictures transformed her view of photography. She moved to Carmel to study with him, later opening a studio in Hollywood before moving to San Francisco in 1953. Best known for her images of the female nude, Bernhard has also produced some very fine still life and other images.

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Hand in Sand c1946 Posted by Hello

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Shell and Driftwood Posted by Hello

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Rag 1971 Posted by Hello

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Laguna Gate 1950 Posted by Hello

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Palm Shadow 1952 Posted by Hello