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CaixaForum Madrid presents Philippe Halsman


CaixaForum in Madrid presents an exhibition dedicated to Latvian-born photographer Philippe Halsman. Philippe Halsman loved to tell the story of the famous meeting between Jean Cocteau and Sergei Diaghilev in which the young Frenchman asked the master what he had to do to work with him, to which the founder of the Russian Ballets replied: “Surprise me!” . 82 more words

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Jump! by Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman was most famous for his iconic photos of Salvador Dali and Albert Einstein. For a period in the 1950’s, Halsman ended his portrait shoots by asking his famous subjects to jump. 44 more words

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Who are you?

For my final assignment for Photography Practices, I teamed up with a friend, Becca, who is also taking the same class and is a international student. 291 more words

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Mur vegetal, Madrid. I think I love you.

In February this year, on a visit to Paris and the Musée du Quai Branly, I first saw a Patrick Blanc creation and wrote about it… 528 more words

The Photo That Changed Modern Portraiture

Capturing the essence of those he photographed was Philippe Halsman’s life’s work.

So when Halsman set out to shoot his friend and longtime collaborator the Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, he knew a simple seated portrait would not suffice. 191 more words