Art/Museums: Edward Steichen at the Whitney Museum and Joanna Steichens book, &Steichens Legacy&

I looks very contemporary doesn’t it? But ‘Matches and Match Boxes’ is a 1926 photo by Edward Steichen ( Luxemburg 1879, Connecticut 1973). This was a fabric design for Stehli Silks.

You can read in the essay that Steichen was also a painter who wished to bring photography to the rank of art. Imagine the outcry when he started to launch himself into what was despised: commercial photography!
He was the director of the photography department at the MoMA (New York) during fifteen years (and the creator of ‘The Family of Man’ ).

Don(t you just like those shadows?

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