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Tanja Ramm

A work made of gelatin silver print, solarized.
© 2018 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print, solarized.




Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
American, 1890–1976

About this artwork

In addition to participating in the Parisian art circles of the 1920s, Man Ray supported himself with portraiture and fashion photography for magazines like Vanity Fair and Vogue. As evidenced by his photograph of the model Tanja Ramm, studio work afforded him room to experiment. Man Ray made a series of views of Ramm that departed from his more conservative portraits by incorporating solarization, one of his signature darkroom techniques, which involved exposing developed but unfixed negatives to additional light. The success of this photograph led him to employ the technique for future portraits, including those of painter Giorgio de Chirico and Surrealist writer André Breton.


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Photography and Media


Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)


Tanja Ramm


United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1929


Gelatin silver print, solarized


Unmarked recto; verso unchecked


Image/paper: 21.9 × 16.8 cm (8 5/8 × 6 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Julien Levy Collection, Special Photography Acquisition Fund

Reference Number



© 2018 Man Ray Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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