Robert Capa: In Love and War

In Love and War

Proving that Robert Capa’s “Falling Soldier” is Genuine: A Detective Story by Richard Whelan Copyright © 2002 by Richard Whelan Robert Capa photographs copyright © 2001 by Cornell Capa Another version of this article appeared in APERTURE magazine, No. 166, Spring 2002 When I began the research for my biography of Robert Capa, in 1980, […]

Man Ray: Prophet of The Avant-Garde

Prophet of the Avant-Garde

“I do not photograph nature. I photograph my visions.” –Man Ray Man Ray, the master of experimental and fashion photography was also a painter, a filmmaker, a poet, an essayist, a philosopher, and a leader of American modernism. Known for documenting the cultural elite living in France, Man Ray spent much of his time fighting […]

Richard Avedon: Darkness And Light

About the Photographer

“All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth.” –Richard Avedon What do Jean Genet, Jimmy Durante, Brigitte Bardot, Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacques Cousteau, Andy Warhol, and Lena Horne have in common? They were a few of the many personalities caught on film by photographer Richard Avedon. For more than fifty years, Richard Avedon’s portraits […]

Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye

The Eloquent Eye

Early in the twentieth century a new spirit appeared in American life… It was a spirit of change, of dissent–in some minds, the spirit even of revolution. Predominantly it was an upsurge of hopefulness. New directions seemed possible not only in politics and the arts, but also in the quality of life as a whole. […]

Andre Kertész of The Cities

About Andre Kertesz

Known for his extended study of Washington Square Park and his distorted nudes of the 1930s, Andre Kertesz was a quiet but important influence on the coming of age of photojournalism and the art of photography. For more than seventy years, his subtle and penetrating vision helped to define a medium in its infancy. Though […]