Steve Meltzer

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Oct 23, 2014 0 comments

Swiss photographer Rene Burri died at age 81 on Monday in Zurich after a long illness. Burri was one of the last of the major photographers of the post World War II generation and was best known for his photographs of artist Pablo Picasso and Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Oct 15, 2014 0 comments

Ray Metzker was an extraordinary photographer whose work is in the collections of dozens of art institutions. During his photographic career he had more than 50 one-person museum exhibitions and was the recipient of two Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships. His photographs are in museum and art institution collections all over the world. When he died last week on October 9, 2014 his hometown newspaper, The Inquirer (Philadelphia), wrote that, “Ray K. Metzker, 83, (was) widely considered one of the nation's greatest photographers.”

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Oct 01, 2014 0 comments

If, like most of us, you think that you know all about the Dust Bowl/Depression Era photography of the Farm Security Administration, think again. While you may have seen some of the FSA’s greatest hits, like Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother,” there is a rich vein of images still to be discovered.

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Steve Meltzer Posted: Aug 13, 2014 0 comments

In just two weeks on August 30th, Visa Pour L’Image, the international festival of photojournalism kicks off in the Southern French city of Perpignan. In its 26th year the festival is both a celebration of photojournalism and an homage to the photojournalists who have died in the last 12 months.

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