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Harrington Hosts Living Legend of Photography Arnold Crane

January 11, 2012 Photography, General 0 Comments

Arnold Crane at Harrington

Recently, Harrington College of Design hosted photographer Arnold Crane for a seminar in conjunction with the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP). At the event, Harrington photography students and other attendees had the opportunity to learn from this living legend and follow up with questions. We were honored to host Arnold Crane and provide the opportunity for our students and fellow photographers to meet such an inspiring talent!

From his youth, Crane documented major crime scenes, fires, political events and earthquakes through photography. Later in life, he spent over two decades photographing 20th-century giants in photography.

His photography offered an unparalleled level of access to some of the most famous photographers of our time – among them Man Ray, Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Bill Brandt, Brassai, Edward Steichen and many others - in the very intimate settings of their homes, streets and studios. Ironically, his body of artistic work resulted in an invaluable historic collection that it catapulted him into the very ranks of those he photographed.

From his close shots within a car of Paul Strand to capturing Imogen Cunningham in her kitchen, Crane’s sensitive images both revealed and revered his subjects in intimate settings such as their homes and studios.

Crane’s photographs have been widely published and exhibited across the world, including collections at the Metropolitan Museum of New York, Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Art Institute in Chicago. He regularly holds seminars and lectures about photography and currently lives in Chicago and Paris.

Photography copyright Dirk Fletcher

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