The White Night
Adolf Fassbender
The White Night
Adolf Fassbender (American, German-born, 1884–1980): The White Night, 1932. Photograph, Gelatin silver print, Image: 18-11/16 x 13-1/16 inches (47.47 x 33.18 cm), Mount: 19-15/16 x 15-7/8 inches (50.67 x 40.26 cm). Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. (Not on view.) © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.



"[Fassbender] made a substantial contribution as to twentieth-century photography in America. Alongside William Mortensen and Max Thorek, he was a leading pictorialist between the two world wars. His book, "Pictorial Artistry," remains the most lavish publication of its kind. (photogravuregallery.com)

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Adolf "Papa" Fassbender known affectionately to his students was born in Cologne, Germany, began his photographic career in 1897 as an apprentice. He moved to the United States in 1912 and worked for the Selby Sisters Studio and then for Pirie MacDonald who was New York's famed society photographer. He operated his own studio for five years before deciding, in 1927, to spend the rest of his life teaching and making art. In 1927, following the lead of Alfred Stieglitz, "Papa" Fassbender devoted himself solely to creating artistic photographs, joining the ranks of photographers labeled the "Pictorialists". His iconic photographs, created in the 1930's through the 1950's, highlight the drama between light and dark. Fassbender wrote several classic texts on photography, and was a founding member of the Photographic Society of America. (© Domeischel Gallery LTD)

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