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Minor White was one of the most influential photographers since WWII Encarta Throughout his 68 years he taught thousands about the intricacies of photography none more important then himself White was born in Minneapolis Minnesota on July 9th 1908 He lived there until he attended college in New York some years later It was in New York and later Portland Oregon that White taught himself about photography and its art representations He went on to work with famous photographers such as Dorothea Lange Ansel Adams and Nancy Newhall and to teach at prestigious universities Minor combined his photographs with his poetry frequently to offer explanations of his work His work has been displayed in over 34 exhibitions with at least 7 coming after his death in Boston in 1976 Teaching at 5 different institutions including MIT and RIT as well as being editor of 3 renowned magazines gives Mr White enough evidence as to the credibility of his work His influence has not stopped because of his death but lives on in his books either written by himself or written about him Minor Whites style was to use realistic natural images in an abstract way as to make the viewer think about and try to read the photograph Often Minor compared his work to religious or spiritual events that have happened throughout history Sometimes he would express his thoughts in his poetry and publish the poem along with the photograph and display them together Being proclaimed as one of the most creative photographers of our time would not be far off Every photograph he took was supposed to inspire thought He wanting for this was inspired by George Guerdjiff who wanted to energize the 3 centers of being intellectual emotional and spiritual in every picture Guerdjiff was in a time period before White but this makes sense as Guerdjiffs era was beginning as White was learning the art of photography The focus
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