Presentation on theme: "Edward Steichen Fashion Photography"— Presentation transcript:
1 Edward Steichen Fashion Photography By Megan Kim
2 Table of Contents Biography Photography style Examples Bibliography Early YearsBeginningNew YorkThenFashionLater YearsPhotography styleExamplesBibliography
3 Biography –Early Years Edward Steichen was born in Luxembourg on March 27, 1879In 1881 his family moved to Hancock, MichiganHe showed a passion for art at a young ageHe took up photography in 1895 when he was sixteen and was self-taughtBetween the years of , Edward Steichen apprenticed as a designer for a lithographic company in Milwaukee, studied painting, and helped to organize an Art Students LeagueIn 1896 his father bought him a camera and he started to develop an obsession for photography
4 Beginning of His Photography In 1898 some of his photographs were accepted at the Second Philadelphia Salon of Pictorial PhotographyThey were called “ultra expressionistic” by criticsMeanwhile, he was also the president of a Milwaukee Art Student's LeagueIn 1900 he decided to study art and paintings in ParisIn he lived in Paris where he continued to study painting and photography
5 New YorkOn his way to Paris he stopped in New York and met Alfred StieglitzStieglitz was one of America’s foremost photographers, he was working towards photography becoming a fine artAlfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen became good friendsSteichen was a confounder with Stieglitz of the Photo-SecessionAn organization dedicated to photography as a fine art, and its exhibition gallery, called "291” GalleryThe gallery introduced America paintings, drawings, and photographs by different artistsSteichen’s photographs became widely exhibited and the most famous were his portraits of J. P. Morgan and Auguste Rodin
6 Then…World War I Steichen was in command of all aerial photography of the American Expeditionary ForceHe retired as lieutenant colonel in 1919 and lived in Voulangis, FranceAt this time he stopped painting, and started focusing more on the cameraHe wanted to emphasize sharpness and textureIn 1922 he moved back to America where he then opened a commercial studio in New York which focused on advertising photography
7 Beginning of FashionSteichen started producing fashion illustrations around 1923He designed fashion portraits and illustrations for Vanity Fair and Vogue magazinesBy 1938 he had saved enough money to close his studio and move to FranceHowever, in world war II (1942) he was the lieutenant commander and he was put in charge of all Navy combat photography
8 Later YearsWhen Steichen was 68 years old he was named the director of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New YorkHis largest most famous exhibition was “The Family of Man” it consisted of 503 photographs toured overseas and all throughout AmericaIt became a best sellerHe also held an exhibition of his own photography a year laterHe received the Medal of Freedom by President John F. KennedyHe continued to experiment with more photo techniques after he retired in 1961Edward Steichen died in 1973
9 Photography Style Fashion Photography is… a genre of photography devoted to displaying clothing and other fashion items. Fashion photography is most often conducted for advertisements or fashion magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, or Elle. Over time, fashion photography has developed its own aesthetic in which the clothes and fashions are enhanced by the presence of exotic locations or accessories
11 TITLE: Vogue Fashion Evening ARTIST: Edward SteichenWORK DATE: 1930CATEGORY: Photog raphsREGION: AmericanSTYLE: Modern
12 Gloria Swanson Taken in: 1924 Photographer: Edward Steichen Actress Gloria Swanson“…I took a piece of black lace veil and hung it in front of her face, She recognized the idea at once. Her eyes dilated and, her look was that of a leopardess lurking behind leafy shrubbery, watching her prey."
13 TITLE: Marlene Dietrich, Hollywood ARTIST: Edward SteichenDATE: 1931CATEGORY: Photog raphsREGION: AmericanSTYLE: ModernCATALOGUE(S): D anziger Gallery Inventory Catalogue
14 TITLE: Greta Garbo, Hollywood ARTIST: Edward SteichenWORK DATE: 1928CATEGORY: Photograph sREGION: AmericanSTYLE: ModernGALLERY: Danziger Gallery SendONLINE CATALOGUE(S): Danzig er Gallery Inventory Catalogue
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