Edward Steichen

American Master of Photography. He was a man who wore many hats throughout his career. First, a painter who's work already caught the eye of Stieglitz, they began to work closely together. Steichen experimented with color photography, then jumped over to fashion photography by 1911. In time, he became a pioneer for pictorial fashion while working for magazines like Vogue. When WW2 started, he was asked by the US Navy to be the director of the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit. After the war, he became a longtime curator for MoMA, producing many successful exhibitions like The Family of Man. He was able to retire later in life as one of the most influencial photographers of his time. 1879-1973
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