|Dates: ||1940, 24 November - |
|Born: ||US, NY, Brooklyn|
American experimental photographer who uses his anthropological background to explore dream-like and fantasy aspects of the human psyche. He has worked in both black and white and color.
Readings on, or by, individual photographers
Tress, Arthur, 1980, Tress: Facing Up, (Paris: Bernard Letu Editeur) [Δ]
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|Arthur Tress: Memories - Poems of Guillaume Apollinaire|| |
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|Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography.|| ||Go to website|
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The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.
|• Evans, Martin Marix (Executive ed.) 1995 Contemporary Photographers [Third Edition] (St. James Press - An International Thomson Publishing Company) [Expensive reference work but highly informative.] |
• Hoy, Anne H. 1987 Fabrications: Staged, Altered and Appropriated Photographs (New York: Abbeville) p.197-198
• Witkin, Lee D. and Barbara London 1979 The Photograph Collector’s Guide (London: Secker and Warburg) p.258 [Long out of print but an essential reference work - the good news is that a new edition is in preparation.]
If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.
|• Bauret, Gabriel (ed. and text) 2001 Color Photography (New York: Assouline) [Includes example color photographs by Arthur Tress] |