Stunning Photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and ’30s

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Born 1890 as Emmanuel Radnitzky in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, American visual artist Man Ray spent most of his career in Paris. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal.

Stunning portrait photography by Man Ray in the 1920s and 1930s

Ray produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all. He was best known for his photography, and he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer.

Man Ray is also noted for his work with photograms, which he called “rayographs” in reference to himself. He died in Paris in 1976 from a lung infection at the age of 86.

Take a look at these vintage photos to see stunning work of Man Ray from the 1920s and 1930s.

Kiki Drinking, 1922

Portrait of André Breton, 1922

Rayograph, 1922

Noire et blanche, 1926

Simone Kahn, 1926

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