Photography was conceived as a mirror of the universal elements and emotions of the everydayness of life as a mirror of the essential oneness of mankind throughout the world.
Photography is a major force in explaining man to man.
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Comments on: "Edward Steichen Quotes: Photography is a major force in explaining man to man."
When I first became interested in photography, I thought it was the whole cheese. My idea was to have it recognized as one of the fine arts. Today I don’t give a hoot in hell about that. The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each man to himself.
The use of the term art medium is, to say the least, misleading, for it is the artist that creates a work of art not the medium. It is the artist in photography that gives form to content by a distillation of ideas, thought, experience, insight and understanding.
There is only one optimist. He has been here since man has been on this earth, and that is man himself. If we hadn’t had such a magnificent optimism to carry us through all these things, we wouldn’t be here. We have survived it on our optimism.
|Birth:||27th March, 1879|
|Death:||25th March, 1973|
Edward Jean Steichen was born in Bivange, Luxembourg. He was an American photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator. He was the most frequently featured photographer in Alfred Stieglitz' groundbreaking magazine Camera Work during its run from 1903 to 1917. From 1923 to 1938, he was a photographer for the Condé Nast magazines Vogue and Vanity Fair while also working for many advertising agencies including J. Walter Thompson. In 1944, he directed the war documentary The Fighting Lady, which won the 1945 Academy Award for Best Documentary.
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