Friday, October 27, 2006

Minor White - My Heroes (cont.)

" Minor White was one of the greatest American photographers of the period after the Second World War as well as one of the greatest teachers of the medium. One of the best-known names in photography until the end of the 1970's, his life and work has since virtually dropped out of photographic discourse.

Probably for many younger photographers his name means little or nothing. White was a deeply religious man whose whole life was a spiritual journey. His photography arose out of this and was an inherent part of this pilgrimage. It isn't an approach that has been fashionable in academic circles in recent years.

As well as his photography and teaching, White's other vital legacy to photography is the magazine 'Aperture', which has done more than any other publication to improve the quality of photographic publishing in the last 50 years."

To see more of his images click here. To read the rest of Peter Marshall's two part series on Minor White click here.