Aaron Siskind
New York (USA) , 04.12.1903 - Providence (Rhode Island, USA) , 08.02.1991
He growing up on the Lower East Side in New York City. Shortly after graduating from City College, he became a public school English teacher and practiced for 25 years. He began photography when he received a camera as a wedding gift and started taking pictures on his honeymoon. Early in his career, in the 1930s, he was a member of the New York Photo League, where he produced several significant socially conscious series of images. Later he focuses on the details of things, presented as flat surfaces to create a new image independent of the original subject. He was closely involved with, if not a part of, the abstract expressionist movement, and was close friends with painters Franz Kline.