Untitled, Chicago (Halloween children)
artist(s):
MARVIN NEWMAN
title:
Untitled, Chicago (Halloween children)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1951 — date printed: 1950s
dimensions:
height 192mm x width 238mm — height 7.56inch x width 9.37inch
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Untitled (Kids in pushcarts)
artist(s):
MARVIN NEWMAN
title:
Untitled (Kids in pushcarts)
medium:
gelatin silver print
date created:
1955 — date printed: 1955
dimensions:
height 337mm x width 254mm — height 13.27inch x width 10.00inch
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biography

Marvin E. Newman (1927-) began studying photography at the age of sixteen at Brooklyn College with Walter Rosenblum and Berenice Abbott. Newman briefly became a member of the Photo League of New York, where he took classes with league member John Ebstel. In 1949 Newman went to Chicago to study with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind at the Institute of Design, becoming one of the first students to earn a Master’s Degree in Photography in 1952. Newman often photographed in the streets of Chicago with fellow student and good friend Yasuhiro Ishimoto, with whom he made the experimental film The Church on Maxwell Street, which documented the sights and sounds of a sidewalk revivalist church in Chicago’s fabled marketplace. Newman’s Master’s thesis, “A Creative Analysis of the Series Form in Still Photography,” explored repeated forms in series: of children’s faces; of people in similar positions and poses; and of inverted human shadows on the sidewalk. Also in 1952 Newman was included in “Always the Young Stranger,” an important group show at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, that introduced a new generation of American photographic talent. Unlike some of his fellow graduates, Newman did not pursue teaching as a career, but followed the path of photojournalism. In 1953 he became a contributing photographer for Sports Illustrated, and later began shooting for Life, Look, and Esquire. Newman’s career includes countless non-sporting essays: life on Wall Street; existence in rough-and- tumble Alaska; prostitutes on Paris’ infamous Rue Saint-Denis, the circus, to name a few. He has authored or co-authored nine photographic books. His many awards include the Art Directors’ Club Gold Medalfor Editorial Photography. Newman lives in New Jersey, from where he has traveled to give talks on various aspects of his career and where he works with his archive.

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