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duane michals // philip-lorca dicorcia // gregory crewdson

ron m. seidel summer 2011


duane michals •  Born 2.18.1932 – McKeesport, PA •  Became interested in art at age 14 while attending watercolor classes •  Received BA from U. of Denver •  Spent two years in the army •  Started at Parsons SoD studying graphic design but left after a year


duane michals •  Started taking pictures with a borrowed camera while visiting USSR in ’58 •  Self-taught photographer •  By ’69, was shooting commercially, though never owned a studio •  Works featured in Life, Vogue, NY Times •  Has done work for Gap and Microsoft


duane michals •  Employs technique of double and triple-exposure •  Writes poetic text by hand on photos •  Sometimes paints on photos •  Has surreal, almost cinematic style •  Has been shown at MoMA and many other galleries


philip-lorca dicorcia •  Born 1951 – Hartford, CT •  Studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA •  Received Masters of Fine Arts in Photography from Yale University in 1979


philip-lorca dicorcia •  Alternates between informal snapshots and iconic quality staged compositions •  Some call it a “baroque theatricality” •  Work has been described as doc photography mixed with the fictional world of cinema and advertising •  Work looks spontaneous, but is usually carefully staged


gregory crewdson •  Born 9.26.1962 – Brooklyn, NY •  Studied photography at SUNY Purchase •  Received Masters of Fine Arts from Yale University •  Has taught Sarah Lawrence, Cooper Union, Vassar College, and Yale


gregory crewdson •  Every detail of his images is meticulously planned and staged, in particular the lighting •  Images usually take place in small town America •  His work is usually dramatic and cinematic


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duane michals // philip-lorca dicorcia // gregory crewdson

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