Steichen show and review

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  1. bill h

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    Another fine review/essay from the pages of the Boston Globe, on a show up now and into the fall at Williams College Museum of Art of Steichen's work in fashion and in portraiture -- two shows actually. I'm going; it'll give me a chance to stay overnight at Porches.
    See http://www.boston.com/community/pho...its_showcase_breadth_of_photographers_career/

    Some quotes (written by Mark Feeney) "Steichen’s fashion photography never transcends the genre, as does the work of Penn and Richard Avedon at their best. He was a technician of glamour, not an artist. Still - what technique! what glamour!"

    "At Condé Nast, he was the Annie Leibovitz of his day - in overdrive. Steichen made more than 1,000 celebrity portraits during this period. Some of them remain instantly recognizable: Paul Robeson, brooding and implacable, in his “Emperor Jones’’ costume; Noel Coward so preposterously suave..."

    -bill h
     
  2. Pinholemaster

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    Oh to shoot as lowly as Steichen's fashion. Grin.