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/phot...aphers_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