Photography movements and styles

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In History
  • "Fading Away", by Henry Peach Robinson, 1858

    "Fading Away", by Henry Peach Robinson, 1858
    Pictorialism is an movement of art based off of taking an image and give it meaning through some sort of scene, event, lighting, or emotion. The movement was particularly popular during the late 19th century and early 20th century. The photo above was a tragic photo and you can see the emotion in the room, seeing the man turned away because he can’t bear to watch and the others being solemn as the woman in white sees to be dying.
  • Erste Internationale Dada Messe (First International Dada Fair) - 1920

    Erste Internationale Dada Messe (First International Dada Fair) - 1920
    Dada was an artistic and literary movement that came about as a reaction to World war 1 in regards to the nationalism and rationalism that was brought up. The movement began in 1916 and lasted for awhile. The photo above shows the artistic side, and how anything could be artistic.
  • Rose Sélavy (Marcel Duchamp) by Man Ray, 1921

    Rose Sélavy (Marcel Duchamp) by Man Ray, 1921
    Modernism is an movement about the tradition forms such as art, architecture, literature ect. It has been around since late 19th and early 20th century and was heavily influenced following World War 1 and development of modern society.
  • Man Ray, untitled rayograph, 1923-8

    Man Ray, untitled rayograph, 1923-8
    Rayonism is a russian art movement that was influenced by futurism but Rayonism focuses more on rays of light. It was also more spread during the 1910s-1920s . You can see how the he uses the shapes of light within the photograph as well as shadows to make it more intriguing.
  • Rodchenko: Kino-glaz (Cine-eye), maquette for a poster for a film by Dziga Vertov, 1924

    Rodchenko: Kino-glaz (Cine-eye), maquette for a poster for a film by Dziga Vertov, 1924
    Constructivism is another Russian movement, one that was about expressing a goal or speaking of properties of material goods. It was a movement that was basically about propaganda after the post-revolutionary movement. The photo above was actually a poster to promote a film, Dziga Vertov, to be seen.
  • Andre Kertesz: Montmartre, 1927

    Andre Kertesz: Montmartre, 1927
    Suprematism is movement based on the focus of geometric shapes. It strives to use these shapes to reach a new reality, something that transcends our current one. this was ppopular in the early 20th century again and it actually provided a base for many important Russian photographers and graphic artists. This photo represents their focus on geometry as the stair’s shadows and angles make many geometric shape the makes the photo interesting.
  • Francis Joseph Bruguiere: Cut Paper, 1928---the greatest abstraction is the greatest realism

    Francis Joseph Bruguiere: Cut Paper, 1928---the greatest abstraction is the greatest realism
    Expressionism, this phase of photography style was based off of the artistic movement, meant to express strong emotions. The movement went on for photography mostly in the 1920s and ranged from portrait photography to abstract. The photo above is a more abstract photo that to me, seems like waves of light and dark and the shadows, a melding of opposites as well as conflict.
  • Mario Bellusi, Modern Traffic in Ancient Rome (Traffico moderno nell’antica Roma), 1930

    Mario Bellusi, Modern Traffic in Ancient Rome (Traffico moderno nell’antica Roma), 1930
    Futurism is an art that looks into technology and speed, looking towards the future. This movement was begun in Italy and was active from the 1900s-1940s mostly. The photo above really represents aspects of futurism as it combines many as you can see cars moving by, trains and the look of movement in the photo.
  • Steichen: Maypole, 1932

    Steichen: Maypole, 1932
    Cubism is a style that breaks objects apart and looks at them from a multitude of parts rather than just one viewpoint. It is a very analytic kind of style that makes you see beyond just what the object is. The style is easier to use when painting or drawing but it was able to transition into photography. The photo above was taken in 1932, when skyscrapers of this magnitude were relatively new and if you look close you can see at least 2 viewpoints in the photo, one that shows how grand the shap
  • Herbert Bayer, Lonely Metropolis, 1932

    Herbert Bayer, Lonely Metropolis, 1932
    Surrealism expresses the true functioning of the mind, they delve deep and try to evoke what you are really thinking. They make pieces of work that make us think and contemplate. Some techniques used can be explained as illusory and dreamlike. One of the meanings of the confusing photo above could be that we can almost see with our hands as well as our eyes, through our feeling of touch over sight. or it could represent how people aren't social and the eyes represent us hiding our eyes with our
  • Migrant Mother

    Migrant Mother
    Social documentary photography was not so much a movement, but a way to take photos that was developed to better inform others of truths in the world that we do not see. It is often dedicated to show the lives of underprivileged or disadvantaged people. This type of photography became acceptable as art in the 1970s.
  • the artists of photo sucession

    the artists of photo sucession
    In Photo Secession movement, they thought that the subject of the photograph mattered less than how you could manipulate it. this movement was more seen during the late 19th century and early 20th century again. The photograph depicts artists within the movement and their poses depict their manipulation, as well as almost none of them are doing anything normal.
  • Quebec City, 1991

    Quebec City, 1991
    Straight photography is about depicting a scene of subject in sharp detail to see the scene in its full alone effect. The movement began in 1904 and became more popular in the 1930s, The simple yet powerful effect these photos had were revolutionary.
  • Patricia Sweeney

    Patricia Sweeney
    Abstract photography is very conceptual, taking images that are may look unreal or taking parts of an image without the context surrounding it. The movement began in the late 19th century but has evolved further with technology. This image is a zoomed in almost unreal looking image.
  • Les Larmes Man Ray

    Les Larmes Man Ray
    Postmodernism is about skeptical views of culture, literature, art, and philosophy. Mostly popular during the late 20th century, the movement provides critique of society and can also raise awareness of issues with our society.