New York School of Photography
The New York School of Photography was an amalgamation of 'a loosely defined group of photographers who lived and worked in New York City in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s'. Jane Livingston, author of 'The New York School: Photographs 1936–1963' (1992) sees the motifs for the Union in the conviction that photography in particular could be used to understand the conditions of the working class through a multitude of pictures and exhibition spaces To improve background information on watching movies and immigration from or staying in Europe. The New York School of Photography shared a number of influences, aesthetic assumptions, themes, and stylistic features, according to Livingston. Her work was shaped by humanism, a persistent style, photojournalistic techniques, the influence of 'film noir' and the photographers Lewis HINE, Walker EVANS and Henri CARTIER-BRESSON. The 'Photo League' was considered to be the predecessor, hence the personnel overlaps.
Livingston selects as key exponents of the New York school of photography
Diane ARBUS, Richard AVEDON, Alexey BRODOVITCH, Ted CRONER, Bruce DAVIDSON, Don DONAGHY, Louis FAURER, Robert FRANK, Sid GROSSMAN, William KLEIN, Saul LEITER, Leon LEVISTEIN, Helen LEVITT, Lisette MODEL, David VESTAL, and WEEGEE.
Other photographers said to be associated with the New York school are Ian CONNER, Morris ENGEL, Harold FEINSTEIN, Ernst HAAS, Arthur LEIPZIG, Ruth ORKIN, Walter ROSENBLUM, Louis STETTNER, Garry WINOGRAND, and Max YAVNO.
Photo books by New York School of Photography Exponents
- ARBUS, Diane