Photography as Art:
The Work and World of Master Photographer Edward Steichen
Laurie Platt Winfrey of Carousel Research speaks about 24 years of repping Steichen’s Work
Tuesday, September 29th, 6p–9:30p
PhotoShelter, 33 Union Square West/3rd FL
ASPP Members $5, Non-Members $10
Edward Steichen was a master photographer and ground breaking curator whose work and influence began in the autochrome period, an early form of color photography. He promoted the use of aerial photography during both World Wars, followed by advertising, fashion and celebrity portraits for Vanity Fair. His legend culminated in the first global photography show, The Family of Man, launched at New York’s MOMA in 1955 and still traveling 45 years later. Modern photography would not be what it is today without Edward Steichen.
Laurie Platt Winfrey represented the Edward Steichen Estate for 24 years, managing his copyright and his reproductions. As his longtime gatekeeper, she will share her knowledge and show the work of the pioneer who taught the world to recognize Photography as Art.
Doors open 6PM, Talk begins 6:45PM
Refreshments will be served before and after the presentation.
More about Laurie Platt Winfrey: After stints at American Heritage Publishing Company and Newsweek Books, Laurie Platt Winfrey founded Carousel Research Inc. in the early 1980’s. It was a high time for picture research: history and art, trade and textbooks, national and international magazines, movies, and special projects like Ellis Island. Research, project management and production…Carousel’s team did it all, including representing the Estate of Edward Steichen.