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Marvin E. Newman (American, 1927- ) began studying photography at Brooklyn College with Walter Rosenblum and Berenice Abbott. In 1949 he went on to study with Harry Callahan at Chicago’s Institute of Design, being one of the first students to earn a Masters Degree in Photography in 1952. Newman often photographed the streets of Chicago with fellow student Yasuhiro Ishimoto, with whom he made the film The Church on Maxwell Street, which documents the sights and sounds of a revivalist church in Chicago's infamous market neighborhood. His  master’s thesis, “A Creative Analysis of the Series Form in Still Photography,” explored repeated forms in series of children’s faces, people in similar positions an poses, and inverted human shadows on the sidewalk. Unlike many photographers trained at the ID, Newman did not go on to teach in a university, instead choosing the path of photojournalism. Since 1953 he has been a contributing photographer for Sports Illustrated, and later photographed for Life, Look, and Esquire.
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Marvin Newman
 

Exhibition: Passing the Torch:
April 16 - Jun 5, 2010

Exhibition: Marvin E. Newman and Yasuhiro Ishimoto
March 6 - May 30, 2009

Exhibition: Couples
January 5 - Mar 2, 2007

Exhibition: Newman & Ishimoto
April 30 - Jun 12, 1999

 
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