American photographer, writer and film director. Self-taught. Worked for the Farm Security Administration as a photographer 1942-43, for Life Magazine 1948-1961 and as freelance fashion photographer. Won the National Medal of Arts in 1988. He was prominent in U.S. documentary photojournalism from the 1940's through the 1970's. WSU is the repository for a large number of his photographs, manuscripts and papers.
Active places: Minneapolis, MN Chicago, IL Washington, DC New York, NY