Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman (2 May 1906 Riga, Latvia - 25 June 1979 New York City) was a Latvian-born American portrait photographer. Born to a Jewish family, he became a photographer in Paris in 1931. He began contributing to fashion magazines such as Vogue and soon gained a reputation as one of the best portrait photographers in France renowned for his sharp, dark images, shunning the old soft focus look. When France was invaded, Halsman fled to Marseille and eventually managed to obtain a U.S. visa, aided by family friend Albert Einstein (whom he later famously photographed in 1947). In 1941 Halsman met the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí and they began collaborating in the late 1940s. In 1951 Halsman was commissioned by NBC to photograph various popular comedians of the time including Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Groucho Marx, and Bob Hope. While photographing the comedians doing their acts he captured many of the comedians in mid air which went on to inspire many later jump pictures. His 1961 book Halsman on the Creation of Photographic Ideas, discussed ways for photographers to produce unusual pieces of work, by following three rules: "the rule of the unusual technique", "the rule of the added unusual feature" and "the rule of the missing feature". Other celebrities photographed by Halsman include Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Dorothy Dandridge, and Pablo Picasso. Many of those photographs appeared on front covers of Life. In 1958 Halsman was listed in Popular Photography's "World's Ten Greatest Photographers", and in 1975 he received the "Life Achievement in Photography Award" from the American Society of Magazine Photographers.



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Halsman 0 Gertrude Laurence in Soldier's Costume

Gertrude Laurence in Soldier's Costume

British born actress Gertrude Laurence in a costume likely used for one of her performances entertaining British troops during WW II. This is an...
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Philippe Halsman 0 Halsman's Photo of Dali's - The Persistence of Memory – 1931

Halsman's Photo of Dali's - The Persistence of Memory – 1931

The Spanish painter Salvador Dali remains one of the most controversial and paradoxical artists of the twentieth century. Over last few decades,...
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Philippe Halsman 0 Jean Genet by Philippe Halsman, 1951

Jean Genet by Philippe Halsman, 1951

Jean Genet (French: 19 December 1910 – 15 April 1986) was a French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. Early in his life...
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Philippe Halsman 0 Marc Chagall at Work by Philippe Halsman

Marc Chagall at Work by Philippe Halsman

Marc Zakharovich Chagall (born Moishe Zakharovich Shagal; 6 July [O.S. 24 June] 1887 – 28 March 1985) was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian...
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Philippe Halsman 0 Marc Chagall by Philippe Halsman

Marc Chagall by Philippe Halsman

Marc Zakharovich Chagall (born Moishe Zakharovich Shagal; 6 July [O.S. 24 June] 1887 – 28 March 1985) was a Russian-French artist of Belarusian...
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Philippe Halsman 0 Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Bernard Sendak (June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012) was an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He became widely known for his...
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Philippe Halsman 0 Anna Maria Alberghetti

Anna Maria Alberghetti

Born in Pesaro, Marche, in central Italy, she starred on Broadway and won a Tony Award in 1962 as Best Actress (Musical) for Carnival![3] (she tied...
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Philippe Halsman 0 Emily Post at Work with Assistant

Emily Post at Work with Assistant

Emily Post (c. October 27, 1872 – September 25, 1960) was an American author famous for writing about etiquette. Post was born Emily Price in...
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Philippe Halsman 0 Emily Post Pouring Tea

Emily Post Pouring Tea

Emily Post (c. October 27, 1872 – September 25, 1960) was an American author famous for writing about etiquette. Post was born Emily Price in...
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Philippe Halsman 0 John Kenneth Galbraith 1959

John Kenneth Galbraith 1959

John Kenneth Galbraith (October 15, 1908 - April 29, 2006), also known as Ken Galbraith, was a Canadian-born economist, public official, and...
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