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Famouse Photographer

This is for Photography

Savannah McNitt

on 20 May 2010

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Berenice Abbott Changing New York She Photographed lots of places in NY ...LIke railroads... and buildings... Were things really that cheap?!?! Cool perspective! It's like a shiny stream...! "Tri-boro barber shop" Its a horse! driving itself!! :O And we thought the mall had a lot of stores....! What if that was money... Reminds me of the twin towers...! a famous photographer Creepy ghost man!! Changing New York Candy Shops! The Orginal, Coca Cola! "Suppose we took a thousand negatives and made a gigantic montage: a myriad-faceted picture containing the elegances, the squalor, the curiosities, the monuments, the sad faces, the triumphant faces, the power, the irony, the strength, the decay, the past, the present, the future of a city – that would be my favorite picture." -Bernice Abbott

When Bernice was in her twenties she was assistant to Man Ray in Parris.
She went to New York City in her thirties and started taking pictures!

"Modern photographers are like mosquitoes. They dance around you snapping, snapping and still snapping hoping one image comes out. In my day, You got to know the person first and tried to capture their personal nuance. I used to take two or three images when making portraits with the 5x7 view camera back in Paris, because thats about all you could afford to do! " -Bernice Abbott
Bernice Abbott's Quotes “Let us first say what photography is not. A photograph is not a painting, a poem, a symphony, a dance. It is not just a pretty picture, not an exercise in contortionist techniques and sheer print quality. It is or should be a significant document, a penetrating statement, which can be described in a very simple term - selectivity.”

"Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; it has to be itself". "Just living in a place is not enough. You can live in a community and not understand it. Just looking at it wont do. I almost believe we don’t see anything until we understand it. Look into the history of the area – why it started, how it developed. The more research you can do the place, the more you may realize that you don’t know it as well as you thought you did. Let the subject speak for itself. Be true to the subject. Pretty pictures are only an escape from the subject. Don’t photograph a good-looking branch just because it looks nice; the branch should mean something about the community. Photography is statement; it has to tell us things about a place".

"Photography can only represent the present. Once photographed, the subject becomes part of the past". In her early 20's she experimented with sculptin
In the 1940's & 1950's she turned her ideas into science.
She was born in Springford Ohio in 1898
In 1936 Abbott joined with Paul Strand to establish the photo league.
She had a book published called "Changing New York" published in 1939.
She was a excelent writer and a great photographer.
Extremely smart when in come to science.
She worked in Paris for a while working with many different people. The end "Waves" "El" "Seventh Ave." "Daily news building" "Street" "The view from my office 1938" Fun Facts about Bernice Abbott
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