ARNOLD NEWMAN: 93rd BirthDay

Henri Cartier-Bresson, New York, NY , 1947
Photograph (c) Arnold Newman /All Rights Reserved

Yasuo Kuniyoshi, New York, NY, 1941
Photograph (c) Arnold Newman /All Rights Reserved

Stieglitz & O'Keeffe, New York, NY, 1944
Photograph (c) Arnold Newman /All Rights Reserved

Igor Stravinsky, New York, NY, 1946
Photograph (c) Arnold Newman /All Rights Reserved

"Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world."

"The subject must be thought of in terms of the 20th century, of houses he lives in and places he works, in terms of the kind of light the windows in these places let through and by which we see him every day."

"There are no rules and regulations for perfect composition. If there were we would be able to put all the information into a computer and would come out with a masterpiece. We know that's impossible. You have to compose by the seat of your pants."

"Visual ideas combined with technology combined with personal interpretation equals photography. Each must hold it's own; if it doesn't, the thing collapses."
– Arnold Newman

Photographer Arnold Newman, one of the best portrait photographers of the 20th century, would have been 93 today. "He helped me find my way with photography when I was young and trying to figure things out. One of the things he taught me was that I should pursue what I know best, much like an author"...read more on Photographer Larry McNeil's Photoblog


Bruce Barone said...


Just WOW!

R Montalban said...

Wise words

Larry the Artist said...

The first time I saw the portait of Igor Stravinsky, thirty years ago, I was awestruck and speechless. I still am today.

Susan May Tell said...



these are very interesting photos - beautiful.

Ken Rosenthal said...

Mr. Newman was an amazing artist. I had the great privilege of working for him as his printer for a year between undergrad and grad school. It was challenging, yet was easily the greatest learning experience of my life.