|This collection of over 500 photographs was built over the last thirty years. A set of some 120 works are on view for the first time at the Musée de l’Elysée, displaying different aspects of Howard Greenberg’s interests, from the Modern aesthetics approach of the 20s and 30s with works by Edward Steichen, Edward Weston or the Czech School to Contemporary photographers such as Minor White, Harry Callahan and Robert Frank. Humanist photography is represented, including among others, Lewis Hine and David Seymour. An important section is dedicated to the Farm Security Administration’s photographers, who where witnesses to the Great Depression years of the 30s, such as Walker Evans or Dorothea Lange. The collection also demonstrates the great influence of New York in the history of 20th century photography: architecture and urban life are conveyed in the images of Berenice Abbott, Weegee, Leon Levinstein, Lee Friedlander.|
Berenice Abbott, Eddie Adams, Robert Adams, Pal Funk Paul Angelo, Diane Arbus, Lillian Bassman, Werner Bischof, Margaret Bourke-White, Bill Brandt, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Claude Cahun, Harry Callahan, Paul Caponigro, Ted Croner, Bruce Davidson, Roy DeCarava, Frantisek Drtikol, Harold E. Edgerton, Walker Evans, Louis Faurer, Robert Frank, Leonard Freed, Lee Friedlander, Jaromir Funke, Frank Gohlke, Sid Grossman, Dave Heath, Lewis Hine, Raymond Jacobs, Consuelo Kanaga, André Kertesz, Yevgeny Khaldey, Imre Kinszki, William Klein, Josef Koudelka, Dorothea Lange, Jan Lauschmann, Russel Lee, Saul Leiter, Leon Levinstein, Sol Libsohn, Jerome Liebling, Helen Levitt, Sally Mann, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Ray K. Metzker, Hansel Mieth, Gjon Mili, Lisette Model, Charles Moore, Martin Munkácsi, Ruth Orkin, Gordon Parks, Irving Penn, Marion Post-Wolcott, Marc Riboud, Jacob Riis, Alexander Rodchenko, Milton Rogovin, Jaroslav Rossler, Arthur Rothstein, Peter Sekaer, David Seymour dit « Chim », Ben Shahn, Aaron Siskind, William Eugene Smith, Frederick Sommer, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Karl Struss, Jindrich Styrsky, Josef Sudek, John Vanderpant, Roman Vishniac, Weegee, Dan Weiner, Brett Weston, Edward Weston, Minor White, Garry Winogrand, Hamilton Wright.
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