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ID: 500000194
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500000194

 
Record Type: Person
White, Minor (American photographer and author, 1908-1976)

Note: Minor White was born on July 9, 1908. He took his first photographs on a trip to Lake Superior in Northern Minnesota in 1937. From 1937 to 1938 White worked as an assistant in a photographic studio in Portland, Oregon. In 1938 White photographed historic nineteenth-century façades that were to be demolished in Portland, Oregon. He photographed the Portland commercial waterfront for the Oregon Art Project in 1939. White photographed the landscape of eastern Oregon in 1940. In 1942 White was commissioned by the Portland Art Museum to photograph two historic residences, the Dolph and Lindley houses. White moved to New York City, New York in 1945 and worked as a photographer at the Museum of Modern Art until 1946. That year he moved to San Francisco, California and photographed the work of architect Bernard Maybeck. In 1952 White was a co-founder and editor/director of Aperture magazine in San Fransico, California. In 1953, White moved to Rochester, New York to work for George Eastman House. He worked for GEH until 1956 and lived in Rochester until 1965. White was a founding member of the Society for Photographic Education in 1962. From 1965 to 1974 White taught photography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston. In 1968 he photographed in Maine and Vermont, United States and Nova Scotia, Canada. In 1973-1974 White photographed in Lima, Peru and Europe. He died June 24, 1976.

Names:
White, Minor (preferred,V,index,LC)
Minor White (V,display)
White, Minor Martin (V)

Nationalities:
American (preferred)

Roles:
artist (preferred)
photographer
educator
author
writer

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Minneapolis (Hennepin county, Minnesota, United States) (inhabited place)
Died:  Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   1937 - 1942  Portland (Multnomah county, Oregon, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   1945 - 1946  New York City (New York state, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   1946-1952  San Francisco (San Francisco county, California, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   1953 - 1965  Rochester (Monroe county, New York state, United States) (inhabited place)
active:   1965 - 1974  Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts, United States) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
apprentice was ....  Hanson, David Taverner  
..........................  (American photographer, born 1948) [500037162]
friend of ....  Piaskowski, Nata  
................  (American photographer, 1912-2004, born in Poland) [500127866]
teacher of ....  Cosindas, Marie  
..................  (American photographer, 1923-2017) [500115150]
teacher of ....  Jones, Pirkle  from 1946 to 1949
..................  (American photographer and teacher, 1914-2009) [500037107]
teacher of ....  Kramer, Arnold  1967-1972
..................  (American photographer, born 1944) [500037146]
teacher of ....  Meatyard, Ralph Eugene  
..................  (American photographer and optician, 1925-1972) [500093092]
teacher of ....  Ross, Donald  
..................  (American photographer, 1912-1999) [500127867]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  White, Minor (I)

Biographies:
(American photographer and author, 1908-1976) ..... [VP Preferred]
(American photographer, author, 1908-1976) ..... [BHA]
(American photographer and author; born Minneapolis (Minnesota, United States), 1908; died Boston (Massachusetts, United States), 1976) ..... [CCA]
(American, 1908-1976) ..... [JPGM]
(American photographer, 1908-1976) ..... [Grove Art]
(artist) ..... [GRL]
(American artist, 1908-1976) ..... [MoMA]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Minor White ........ [CCA, GRL, MoMA Preferred, VP]
........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
........................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
........................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
White, Minor ........ [BHA Preferred, CCA Preferred, GRL Preferred, Grove Art Preferred, MoMA]
..........................  Artists, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) New York (2000-)
..........................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) n 79003239
..........................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
White, Minor Martin ........ [CCA, Grove Art, JPGM Preferred]
.......................................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
.......................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)

Subject: ........ [BHA, CCA, Gallery Systems, GRL, Grove Art, JPGM, MoMA, VP]
....................  Auer, Encyclopédie des Photographes (1985)
....................  Bunnell, Minor White (1989)
....................  Canadian Centre for Architecture database
....................  Eastman House Database [online] (n.d.)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n79003239
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n79003239
....................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-)
....................  Naylor, Contemporary Photographers (1988)
....................  New York Times (26 June 1976)
....................  Newhall, History of Photography (1982)
....................  Szarkowski [n.d.]
 
Note:
English .......... [CCA]
.......... Bunnell, Minor White (1989) 2,3,6,7,11-13
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