Arnold Crane (1932-2014) was an American photographer and photograph collector, although he started out as a trial lawyer.
Crane worked as a photographer since his youth and documented incidents such as major crime scenes, earthquakes, fires and political events and was published in various U.S. magazines. After receiving his Doctor of Juris prudence, he temporarily stopped working as a photographer, but started again in 1983, inspired by a friendship with the photographer Man Ray. His monograph On the Other Side of the Camera, already out of print, offers a complete collection of all the artists’ portraits Crane has created over the years. The book won the renowned KODAK Photo Book Award in 1995, the year of its publication.
Arnold’s most important contribution to photography, however, began after a chance meeting with Edward Steichen, curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, in the late 1960’s. From the ‘50s through the ‘90s, Arnold Crane enjoyed unparalleled access to the most famous photographers of our time. He used his camera to capture the giants of 20th century photography - Man Ray, Walker Evans, Ansel Adams, Bill Brandt, Brassai, Edward Steichen and many others - in the very intimate settings of their homes, streets and studios. Over a period of more than four decades, Crane created a body of artistic work of immeasurable value and historic importance. He continued making photographs until the end of his life.
It's a C-type print, framed in a wooden frame and glazed.
This print was donated to FARA Surbiton.