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Minor Martin White

Minor Martin White, American educator. Decorated Bronze Star, Philippine Liberation medal with 2 Bronze Stars. Names Guggenheim fellow, 1970. Served with infantry, Army of the United States, 1941-1945.


  • White, Minor Martin was born on July 9, 1908 in Minneapolis. Son of Charles Henry and Florence (Martin) White.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Minnesota, 1933.


    • Instructor photography California School Fine Arts, San Francisco, 1946-1952. Courator, editor in photography George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, 1952-1955. Lecturer photography Rochester Institute Technology, 1955-1964.

      Professor photography Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1965-1976. Board of directors Society of Photographic Education, Friends of Photography. Board advisers Imageworks-school and Center of Photography.


    • Author: Mirrors, Messages, Manifestations, Apertures, 1969. Zone System Manual, 1956. New Zone System Manual, 1975.

      Editor: Aperture quarterly photography, 1952-1976. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Served with infantry, Army of the United States, 1941-1945.


    • father: Charles Henry White
    • mother: Florence (Martin) White
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    Born July 9, 1908
    Died June 24, 1976
    (aged 67)