Surrealism and photography
From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Examples of surrealist use of photography include Hans Bellmer photographing his mechanical dolls; René Magritte creating photographic equivalents of his paintings; Père Ubu by Dora Maar depicting a baby armadillo and La Prochaine chambre, an anonymous photo on the cover La Révolution surréaliste (no. 11), showing to men standing around a manhole. André Breton included 44 photographs in his surrealist novel Nadja.
Eugène Atget was a favorite of the surrealists.
A selection of surrealist photographers from the exhibition Begierde im Blick (2005) includes Hans Bellmer, Jacques-André Boiffard, Brassaï, Josef Breitenbach, André Breton, Claude Cahun, Georges Hugnet, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Eli Lotar, Man Ray, Marcel Mariën, Lee Miller, Paul Nougé, Jean Painlevé, Gaston Paris and Jindrich Štyrský.
- Photography and Surrealism: Sexuality, Colonialism and Social Dissent (2003), by David Bate
- Begierde im Blick (2005), an exhibition about the early days of surrealist photography at the Kunsthalle Hamburg
- L'Amour fou : Photography and Surrealism (1986), an exhibition at the Hayward Gallery
- La Subversion des Images, 2009 exhibition at the Centre Pompidou
- Fine art photography
- André Kertész and his 1933 surrealist series Distortions.
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