Surrealism and photography
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Photography came to occupy a central role in Surrealist activity. In the works of Man Ray and Maurice Tabard, the use of such techniques as multiple exposure, montage, and solarization evoked the union of dream and reality. Hans Bellmer photographed his mechanical dolls and René Magritte used the camera to create photographic equivalents of his paintings. Dora Maar took a photo of a baby armadillo.
Eugène Atget was a favorite of the surrealists.
A selection of surrealist photographers from the exhibition Begierde im Blick (2005) includes Hans Bellmer, Jacques-André Boiffard, Brassaï, Josef Breitenbach, André Breton, Claude Cahun, Georges Hugnet, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Eli Lotar, Man Ray, Marcel Mariën, Lee Miller, Paul Nougé, Jean Painlevé, Gaston Paris and Jindrich Štyrský.
- Fine art photography
- Begierde im Blick was an exhibition about the early days of surrealist photography. It showed at Kunsthalle Hamburg showed from March 11 2005 until May 5 2005
- L'Amour fou : Photography and Surrealism, an exhibition at the Hayward Gallery, London, July to September 1986.
- La Subversion des Images, 2009 exhibition at the Centre Pompidou
- André Kertész and his 1933 surrealist series Distortions.
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