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.

Date:

1929

Artist:

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

Artist

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)

Title

Tanja Ramm

Origin

United States

Date

1929

Medium

Gelatin silver print, solarized

Inscriptions

Unmarked recto; verso unchecked

Dimensions

21.9 × 16.8 cm (image/paper)

Credit Line

Julien Levy Collection, Special Photography Acquisition Fund

Reference Number

1979.95

Copyright

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

Extended information about this artwork

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