210_Compendium

210_Compendium - Ansel Adams (1902-1984 USA) Ansel Easton...

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Ansel Adams (1902-1984 USA) Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 - April 22, 1984) was an American photographer, best known for his black and white photographs of California's Yosemite Valley. Adams was also the author of numerous books about photography, including his trilogy of technical instruction manuals ( The Camera , The Negative and The Print ). He co- founded the photographic association Group f/64 along with other masters like Edward Weston, Willard Van Dyke, Imogen Cunningham and others. He and Fred Archer are credited with creating the zone system , a technique which allows photographers to translate the light they see into specific densities on negatives and paper, thus giving them better control over finished photographs. Adams also pioneered the idea of visualization (which he often called 'previsualization', though he later acknowledged that term to be a redundancy) of the finished print based upon the measured light values in the scene being photographed. Mt McKinley and Wonder Lake, Alaska, 1948 Printed in 1949 and Reprinted in 1975
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Matthew Barney (b. 1967, San Francisco) Matthew Barney was born March 25, 1967, in San Francisco. In 1989, he graduated from Yale University, New Haven. Since then, he has created work that fuses sculptural installations with Performance and video. His singular vision foregrounds the physical rigors of sport and its erotic undercurrents to explore the limits of the body and sexuality. He is best known as the producer and creator of the CREMASTER films, a series of five visually extravagant works created out of sequence. Lives and works in New York City. Barney’s exploration of the body draws upon an athletic model of development, in which growth occurs only through restraint: the muscle encounters resistance, becomes engorged and is broken down, and in healing becomes stronger. This triangulated relationship between desire, discipline, and productivity provides the basis for Barney’s meditation on sexual difference.   Matthew Barney won the Europa 2000 prize at the 45th Venice Biennale in 1993. In 1996, he was the first recipient of the Hugo Boss Prize, awarded by the Guggenheim Museum. His work also graces the album cover of Arto Lindsay's recording Prize (1999). He has just released Drawing Restraint 9, a collaboration between himself and Bjork. He and his partner, the Icelandic singer Bjork, have one daughter named Isadora who was born October 3, 2002. from Drawing Restraint 9 : Knives , 2006 & Wedding , 2006
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Uta Barth (b1956 Berlin) Born in Berlin on January 29, 1958, Uta Barth moved to the United States as a teenager. She received a B.A. from the University of California in Davis in 1982 and an M.F.A. from the University of California in Los Angeles in 1985. In
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