(In this volume appears the best of Ralph Steiner's work o...)
In this volume appears the best of Ralph Steiner's work of over fifty years. In addition to the photographs and some technical comments on the personal darkroom techniques of Stieglitz and Steichen, the book includes an extensive autobiographical essay in which many of Steiner's well-known contemporaries figure prominently.
In 1928, Willard Van Dyke apprenticed with Edward Weston and by 1932 co-founded Group f/64, with Imogen Cunningham, Ansel Adams, and Weston. Van Dyke soon abandoned still photography, saying in a 1982 documentary based on his life that he did not want to compete with his closest friend, Weston.
Willard Van Dyke employed as an adjunct professor at State University of New York College at Purchase, New York in 1980, he worked as a director for the Museum of Modern Art, Department of Film, in New York City from 1965 to 1973.
Willard Van Dyke has been self-employed for most of his life, and also worked as a film director for the U.S. government during World War II. He served as president of International Film Seminars from 1965 to 1972, president of Screen Directors International Guild from 1960 to 1962, and president of the New York Film Council in 1947.
Van Dyke died on January 23, 1986, of a heart attack on his way to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was named laureate artist in residence at Harvard. He was 79 years old. Van Dyke is survived by his second wife, the former Barbara Millikin, of New York; a daughter, Alison Van Dyke, of Ithaca, N.Y.; three sons, Peter of New York City; Murray of Santa Fe and Neil of Stowe, Vt., and six grandchildren.
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In the 1930s, Van Dyke, Adams and Weston created a group they called f.64, after the lens opening providing the sharpest focus. The three developed a revolutionary photographic technique that depended on both sharp and deep focus, rather than on manipulation of a print to make it look like a painting.