Berenice Abbott: Aperture Masters of Photography




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Berenice Abbott: Aperture Masters of Photography at Camtec Photo Montreal

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    An innovative documentary photographer, Berenice Abbott pioneered scientific images and photographed the fast-changing landscape of her times. Abbott studied journalism for a year in Ohio before moving to New York in 1918 to study sculpture, where she met Marcel Duchamp and Man Ray. She later moved to France in the 1920s and worked for Ray in his portrait studio before setting out on her own. Her portraits captured many individuals associated with avant-garde art movements, including author James Joyce and artist Max Ernst. Moving back to New York at the end of the decade, she began her renowned Changing New York series (later published as a book in 1939), and went on to become picture editor for Science Illustrated. In this redesigned and expanded version of a classic Aperture book, Abbott's work is introduced by historian Julia Van Haaften, and includes new, image-byimage commentary and a chronology of this innovative artist's life. 

    Format Hardback | 96 pages
    Dimensions 203 x 203 x 15.24mm | 520g
    Publication date 28 Jul 2015
    Publisher aperture
    Publication City/Country New York, United States
    Language English

    ISBN13 9781597113120