Setting the Scene Pictoralism and Propaganda "Photography appears to be an easy activity," photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson observed. Writing on Photography and Photographers, ed. Aperture, While pursuing these varied disciplines and interests, photographers have also experimented with new techniques afforded by technological advances in photographic equipment and processing.
Biography[ edit ] Early life: During his early years he spent much of his time with his grandparents. His grandfather, George Martin, was an amateur photographer and gave White his first camera in His parents reconciled for a while in and remained together until they divorced in In he wrote about his feelings for men in his diary, and to his dismay his parents read his diary without his permission.
After what he called a brief crisis period, during which he left home for the summer, he returned to live with his family while he started college.
His parents never spoke of his homosexuality again. By the time he should have graduated in he had not met the requirements for a science degree, and he left the university for a while.
During this period he became very interested in writing, and he started a personal journal that he called "Memorable Fancies.
He continued to fill the pages of his journal until he directed most of his energy into teaching around With his previous credits, he was able to graduate in The next year he took some graduate classes in botany, but after six months he decided that he lacked real interest in becoming a scientist.
He spent the next two years doing odd jobs and exploring his writing skills.
During this period he began creating a set of sonnets on the theme of sexual love, his first attempt at grouping his creative output. He purchased a 35mm Argus camera and took a bus trip across country toward his destination. He stopped in Portland, Oregon, on his way and decided to stay there.
It was at the YMCA that he taught his first class in photography, to a small group of young adults. He also joined the Oregon Camera Club in order to learn about how photographers talk about their own images and what photography means to them.
One of his tasks was to photograph historic buildings in downtown Portland before they were demolished for a new riverfront development.
At this same time he made publicity photos for the Portland Civic Theater, documenting their plays and taking portraits of the actors and actresses.
He quickly became immersed in his work and taught classes three days a week, lectured on art of local students, reviewed exhibitions for the local newspaper and delivered a weekly radio broadcast about activities at the Art Center.
In his spare time he traveled throughout the region, taking photographs of the landscape, farms and small town buildings. He also wrote his first article on photography, "When is Photography Creative? That year three of his photographs were accepted by the Museum of Modern Art in New York for inclusion in their "Image of Freedom" exhibition.
At the close of the exhibition the museum purchased all three prints, the first time his images entered a public collection.
The following year the Portland Art Museum gave White his first one-man show, exhibiting four series of photos he made while in eastern Oregon. He wrote in his journal that with that show "a period came to a close. Before leaving Portland he left most of his negatives of historic Portland buildings with the Oregon Historical Society.
During this period he rarely photographed, choosing instead to write poetry and extended verse. Three of his longer poems, "Elegies," "Free Verse for the Freedom of Speech," and "Minor Testament," spoke to his experiences during the war and to the bonds of men under extreme conditions.
Later he would use some of the text from "Minor Testament" in his photographic sequence Amputations.photography essays images Download photography essays images or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.
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