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Andreas Feininger
 
 
Andreas Bernhard Lyonel Feininger (27 December 1906 - 18 February 1999) was a French-born American photographer, and writer on photographic technique, noted for his dynamic black-and-white scenes of Manhattan and studies of the structure of natural objects.
Born in Paris, France, from an American family of German origin. His father, painter Lyonel Feininger, was born in New York City, in 1871. His great-grandfather emigrated from Durlach, Baden, in Germany, towards United States in 1848.
Feininger grew up and was educated as an architect in Germany, where his father painted and taught at Bauhaus. In 1936, he gave up architecture itself, moved to Sweden, and focused on photography. In advance of World War II, in 1939, Feininger immigrated to the U.S. where he established himself as a freelance photographer and in 1943 joined the staff of Life magazine, an association that lasted until 1962.
Feininger became famous for his photographs of New York. Science and nature, as seen in bones, shells, plants and minerals, were other frequent subjects, but rarely did he photograph people or make portraits. Feininger wrote comprehensive manuals about photography, of which the best known is The Complete Photographer. In the introduction to one of Feininger's books of photographs, Ralph Hattersley described him as "one of the great architects who helped create photography as we know it today." In 1966, the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) awarded Feininger its highest distinction, the Robert Leavitt Award. In 1991, the International Center of Photography awarded Feininger the Infinity Lifetime Achievement Award.
 
 


The Photojournalist, 1955



New York 1940 - Lower East Side





Fishing boat moored at a South Street Pier. Winter 1940



New York 1940 - Sheeps Meadow, Central Park





Elevated station, Downtown, New York
1940





Jewish shop on Lower East Side, Manhattan




Jewish shop on Lower East Side, Manhattan

1940



Chinatown, New York

1940




Nassau Street, Stock Exchange in background ...

1940



Bryant Park, 1940




Greek restaurant on Mulberry Street

1940




The Bowery in the shadow of the Third Avenue Elevated, 1940

1940




Hudson River traffic, New York

1940




Three girls.

1940





Akt am Strand




Coal barges on the Hudson River

1940




Chinese vendor on Mott Street

1941



Floor show in a Harlem nightclub.




Comuters on the Staten Island Ferry approaching Manhattan.

1940



Downtown Sky Port, at South Street and Wall Street.




New York 1940 - Ghetto, Orchard Street, Lower East Side.

1940




Arm wrestling in Harlem

1940



New York 1940 - Center Market Place




Downtown Skyscrapers near the Hudson River

1940




Lower East Side Kids on a Brooklyn dock, harbor tugs in background.

1940




On board of a Staten Island ferry, going towards Staten Island.

1940




Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian promenade.

1940




Brooklyn Bridge and pedestrian promenade.

1940



Movie theater front and ticket booth

 
 
 

 
 
 
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