Category Photographers

Alfred Stieglitz

Kyle Arnold and Sunreet Kaur Alfred Stieglitz Paper           Alfred Stieglitz is an American photographer, gallerist, and publisher known for the rise in modern photography in the early twentieth century. Born in 1844, in Hoboken, New… Continue Reading →

Berenice Abbott

By Jun Huang and Musa Nauman Background information      Berenice Abbott was an American photographer known for her architectural photographs of New York City and scientific approach to photography. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on July 17, 1898…. Continue Reading →

Paul Strand

Background Paul Strand is an influential, 20th-century American photographer.  He was born in New York City on October 16, 1890.  At the age of twelve, he received his first camera from his father.  When he was seventeen, he enrolled at… Continue Reading →

Man Ray (1890-1976) by Ingrid Gendler

Man Ray (1890-1976) is widely regarded as a one of the most important American artists involved in the Dada movement of the nineteen tens and twenties, though his works span a variety of mediums and decades. While Ray always considered… Continue Reading →

Jacob Riis

Jacob August Riis, born in Denmark on May 3, 1849, came to the United States in 1870 with only the clothes he was wearing and the $40 lent to him in his pocket. His initial years as an immigrant in… Continue Reading →

Jacob Riis Resources

NPR Story on Jacob Riis Jacob Riis Photographs at MoMA

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