miércoles, 12 de octubre de 2016

Links. World War I Album Edward Steichen . Art Institute of Chicago


El Instituto de arte de Chicago tiene una excelente web sobre una actividad poco conocida, fotógrafo de guerra de Edward Steichen





Edward Steichen (American, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973) was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century—a pioneering champion of art photography and an innovator of fashion and commercial photography. Lesser known, however, is his important role in World War I, as chief of the Photographic Section of the American Expeditionary Forces from 1917 to 1919.
This website, which includes works drawn from the Art Institute’s collection, reveals the profound influence Steichen had on various photographic fields. Featured is a unique album of World War I aerial photographs assembled and annotated by Steichen in 1919 following his military discharge.


All photographs taken by the Photographic Section, U.S. Air Service, American Expeditionary Forces (AEF), 1918/19
Album assembled by Major Edward J. Steichen, A.S.A. (American, born Luxembourg, 1879–1973) in 1919
83 gelatin silver prints
Gift of William Kistler, 1977.678–760