PHOTOFILE: Man Ray
One of the most famous artists of the twentieth century, a Dadaist and pioneer of Surrealism, Man Ray (1890-1976) became involved with photography in 1914.
He was soon experimenting with different processes—solarization, negative images, multiple exposures—and in 1921 he created the “rayograph.” This volume collects together the best of his experimental work, as well as portraits of some of the most important figures in modern art.
PHOTOFILE: Found Photography
A side effect of the rise of photography as a popular art form has been the accumulation of a huge body of images whose photographers and subjects remain unknown. These include fascinating photographs—some almost masterpieces—that could easily have been lost if it hadn’t been for their chance rediscovery in libraries, archives, homes, and institutions.
This book presents a selection of these mysterious images that provides an alternative history of the medium. They portray a striking range of people, animals, and objects, captured in scenes that can be witty, touching, sinister, or surreal.