Culture / Photography's History
Black and White by Man Ray, 1926, gelatin silver print, 6 7/8 x 8¼ in. (17.5 x 21cm.). This photograph was published in the May 1926 issue of French Vogue accompanied by the elegant description "Mother of Pearl Face and Ebony Mask" © Public Domain.

Man Ray
Photographer and Artist

A Quest For The "Exact Feminity" ?

Man Ray, whose real name is Emmanuel Radnitsky, was born on August 27, 1890 in Philadelphia in the United States. He was later naturalized French. Painter, but also photographer and director, a sensual geometry emerges from all his work, in a way, a quest for the exact femininity.

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