Edward Steichen was a photographer, born on March 27, 1879 in Luxembourg; passed away March 25, 1973 in West Redding, Connecticut.
In 1881 he emigrated with his family to the United States of America, where his father found work in a copper mine. He took his first photo in 1895 and was later a member of the Photo-Secession, (art photography club) which had the intention of elevating photography as an artistic medium in its own right, without the need to imitate other arts, such as pictorialism. was imposed at the time. During the First World War he dedicated himself to it as a photographer. Later he worked for the fashion magazines Vanity Fair and Vogue and during the First World War he directed the photography section of the US-Marine and later he directed the photography section of the Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA).</p >
His most important contribution to photography is The Family of Man exhibition he did for MoMA.
On February 14, 2006, one of its extensions, titled "The Pond-Moonlight" from 1904, was auctioned at Sotheby's, New York, for a value of 2.928 million dollars (2.46 million euros), being until then the highest value offered at auction for a photograph.
Some of his images< /p>
A portrait is not taken in the camera but on each side of it.