Minor White | American, 1908 - 1976
Minor White had an extremely influential impact on the medium of photography, in both the constructing of its history and the formulating of a picture making methodology. He was an Editor of Aperture Magazine from 1952 to 1975. An important teacher at the San Francisco Art Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and numerous workshops throughout the country. As an artist, White produced important sequences and bodies of photographs that investigate the medium's potential for metaphor and the creation and combination of syntax. Monographs on Minor White included: Rites and Passages, Mirrors Messages Manifestations, and The Eye That Shapes. The photographs of Minor White are among all the major collections of photography, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Center for Creative Photography, and the J. Paul Getty Museum.