Man Ray exhibit at The Jewish Museum
For those not familiar with his work, Man Ray was perhaps the father of surrealistic photography. While living together in Paris his girlfriend, Lisa Miller, accidentally invented Solarization when she walked into one of his dark room sessions.
After Man Ray fled the Nazi invasion of France and returned and returned to the U.S., Lisa Miller went on to become one of the first women War Photographers and one of the best.
A true trail blazer, Man Ray influenced avant-garde photographers whom followed, notably Andy Warhol.
If real creative inspiration is your photographic passion, familiarity with Man Ray’s work is a must.