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William Mortensen | American, 1907 - 1965

One of photography's passionate innovators, William Mortensen combined the notions of classical art and literature with the allure and phantasm of Hollywood. His approach of pictorial manipulation and surrounding philosophies on photography were taught and discussed within his many important manuals and monographs, as well the legendary Mortensen School of Photography.

Books on Mortensen include: William Mortensen: A Revival, and Monsters and Madonnas. His photographs are in numerous collections of photography including: the Center for Creative Photography, the George Eastman House, and the California Museum of Photography.