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Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Minor White: Black, White & Abstract

Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Minor White: Black, White & Abstract

Black, White & Abstract considers the work of three of the most important and influential American photographers of the 20th century: Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White. The BMA is fortunate to have strong holdings of works by Callahan and Siskind, and now White as well thanks to the recent acquisition of the nine-part series Sound of One Hand…
Interview with Abstract Landscape photographer Ole Brodersen

Interview with Abstract Landscape photographer Ole Brodersen

The forces of nature are natural phenomena always present in a landscape, beyond human control. Ole Brodersen‘s work is dedicated to unveiling this presence by exploring encounters between manmade objects and untouched nature. Brodersen grew up in Lyngør, a car-free archipelago in Norway with 100 inhabitants. His family has been living here for 12 generations. Ole‘s father is a sail…
Interview with Nudes/Abstract photographer Emel Karakozak

Interview with Nudes/Abstract photographer Emel Karakozak

Woman is a being through which man feel connected to nature as woman is very similar to nature in birth-giving and life-blooming characteristics. That is why many languages use the term of ‘mother nature’ while referring to nature. Since she is the bridge between life and man, and the forgiving despite all. She is able to recreate herself and that…
Biography: Abstract photographer Francis Bruguiere

Biography: Abstract photographer Francis Bruguiere

Francis Bruguière (1879-1945) was an American photographer. He was born in San Francisco to a wealthy banking family and was privately educated. In 1905 he travelled to New York where he met and became friends with Frank Eugene and Alfred Stieglitz. Eugene encouraged Bruguière to investigate the aesthetic possibilities of photography, and Stieglitz accepted him as a member of the…
Interview with Abstract Architecture photographer Steve Geer

Interview with Abstract Architecture photographer Steve Geer

In early 2014 I began to photograph Chicago cityscapes reflected in various shiny surfaces. I thought of Lewis Carol’s famous children’s book “Alice through the Looking Glass,” and to get a little inspiration I decided to reread his wonderful text. On the other side of the looking glass, Alice finds a world that is familiar and yet not quite right.…
Interview with Abstract photographer Taylor Jorjorian

Interview with Abstract photographer Taylor Jorjorian

– How and when did you become interested in photography? The way in which I seriously took up photography was really odd. To this day it still baffles me as it happened in one instant. Born the son of a professional fine art nature photographer I was introduced to the camera almost at birth. Some of my earliest memories are…
Biography: Experimental photographer Heinz Hajek-Halke

Biography: Experimental photographer Heinz Hajek-Halke

Heinz Hajek-Halke (1898–1983) was a German experimental photographer who co-founded the Fotoform group with Otto Steinert. Heinz Hajek-Halke, born in Berlin in 1898, spent part of his childhood in Argentina. He worked as a photo editor, press photographer and commercial artist, concentrating almost from the start on montage techniques. During World War II he lived quietly and photographed small animal…
Interview with Abstract photographer Marius Budu

Interview with Abstract photographer Marius Budu

Marius Budu is a visual artist working with photography and digital compositing. He is currently based in Copenhagen Denmark and has been working with the nude form since 2006. Marius’ work has been exhibited in galleries and museums world-wide, earning him praise from art critics, collectors, the public, cultural publications and art communities. “For me, the human body is the…
Abstract Nudes by Weegee (1950s)

Abstract Nudes by Weegee (1950s)

As a young freelance photographer in the 1930s, Weegee (Arthur Fellig) became mildly famous for arriving early to a crime scene, so early colleagues wondered if a greater force compelled the Austrian-born lensman to sniff out catastrophe before everyone else. He was also a creator of few unconventional techniques that brought his delightful brand of chaos into perspective. Beyond his…
Biography: Abstract photographer Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Biography: Abstract photographer Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (July 20, 1895 – November 24, 1946) was a Hungarian painter and photographer as well as professor in the Bauhaus school. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. Laszlo Moholy-Nagy possessed one of the liveliest and most versatile minds to come out of the revolution…
Biography: Minor White

Biography: Minor White

Minor White (July 9, 1908 – June 24, 1976) was an American photographer born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minor White earned a degree in Botany with a minor in English from the University of Minnesota in 1933. His first creative efforts were in poetry, as he took five years thereafter to complete a sequence of 100 sonnets while working as a…