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Steichen’s Pictorialist Train Ride

I just finished 700 incredible pages about Edward Steichen by Penelope Niven.

In the early days Steichen and Steiglitz championed the artful nature of photography.

Later Steichen would go in other directions with his incredible work at Vogue and later the world renown Family of Man Exhibit.

His early work was black and white, contrasty images with a painterly feel. This is my homage to Steichen’s early efforts which I find very meaningful.

Steichen’s work resonated with me because I feel a grat affinity with both the pictorialists and the later photo-documentary story telling. For me the pixel play is digital pictorialism, and my photomontage becomes my story telling tool. The story is always about what it means to be human.

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