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Facing the Lens: Dennis Stock

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Andreas Feininger
American, 1906-1999
The Photojournalist, 1955
Gelatin silver print
Gift of Frederick B. Scheel 2007.35.91

The young Dennis Stock served as the model for Andreas Feininger in this portrayal of a photojournalist. Stock worked in this field and had recently joined Magnum, the world’s leading organization of documentary photographers. The year this portrait was made, he took a series of photographs of James Dean, including what is now the iconic image of the actor, in a rainy Times Square with his collar pulled up and a cigarette in his mouth. Stock is also known for his images of jazz musicians and films.

Facing the Lens: Portraits of Photographers is on view January 21—August 28, 2011 in the Harrison Photography Gallery 365.

Audio Tour
Eight photographers featured as subjects in the show talk about photography and their work. Hear them on your mobile device at

Participate in the Exhibition
Upload your self-portrait or photos of photographers to the MIA’s Facing the Lens group on Flickr. Your photos will be featured in the gallery and also on the MIA’s Web site. Please include your name, title of photo, and the date the photo was taken.
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