About the Author
Born in Philadelphia in 1890, Man Ray began his professional life as a painter before taking up photography in 1915. In Paris during the 1920s his career as a fashion photographer and portraitist took off, and it was there that he discovered the possibilities of cameraless photography. He continued to paint and take photographs both in the United States and Paris until his death in 1976. He has been the subject of major exhibitions at museums throughout the world, and is one of the best-known photographers of the twentieth century.
Leah Dickerman is Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art.
Dorothea Dietrich is Chair of Academic Studies and Associate Professor of Art History at the Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington.
Brigid Doherty is Associate Professor of German and Art and Archaeology at Princeton University.
Sabine T. Kriebel is a Lecturer of Modern and Contemporary Art at the University College, Cork, Ireland.
Janine Mileaf is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.
Michael R. Taylor is the Muriel and Philip Berman Curator of Modern Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Matthew S. Witkovsky is Assistant Curator of Photographs, National Gallery of Art, Washington. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.