Saturday, August 27, 2016

Man Ray

Emmanuel Radnitzky (Man Ray) was born on this day in 1890. Self-portrait.

Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky, 1890–1976) was a leader in two pioneering art movements, Surrealism and Dada, but was never deeply invested in either of the two. Although accomplished as an avant-garde photographer, he eschewed labels and thought of himself primarily as a painter and as an artist wedded to no single medium. Man Ray's camerawork marked a turning point in the integration of photography among other visual art form.

 His obsessive love affair with Lee Miller lead to some of the greatest works of his career. Miller and Ray lived and worked together from 1929 to 1932, and the work they did together influenced modern photography and film for decades to come.

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