One of the most influential photographers of the 20th C, Edward Steichen was a groundbreaking innovator in the fields of art, aerial, fashion, and commercial photography. As a photographic associate of Alfred Stieglitz, Steichen helped Stieglitz establish the Little Galleries of the Photo-Secession (NYC) in 1905. The gallery was at the forefront of transforming documentary photographic images into an art form. Serving as chief photographer for Condé Nast’s Vogue and Vanity Fair (1923-38), Steichen embraced celebrity, fashion, and advertising photography, blurring the lines between celebrity portraiture, fashion photography and advertising. This created a hybrid genre of images with a mix of glamour and desire that dominates magazine photography to this day! In doing so, Steichen became the best-known and highest paid commercial photographer of his time. Please join us as we explore the phases of Edward Steichen’s varied artistic career – which culminated in his becoming Director of the Photography Department at MOMA and initiating the triumphant exhibition ‘The Family of Man’ in 1955.