Newman’s Most Iconic Image

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One of these assignments was to photograph the Russian composer, Igor Stravinsky, which resulted in one of Newman’s most iconic images, although at the time it was rejected for publication.

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  1. Back in the 90’s I took a workshop from Arnold in Santa Fe. He didn’t teach us much technique, but he did share with us antidotes and stories from his illustrious career. In his day the emphasis was on those individuals, (writers, composers, artists, scientists, and politicians) who shaped and moved our culture forward. If he were alive today he would be aghast at our present celebrity, reality wanna be star culture.
    I remember well from my week with Arnold resonating from his deep rasp voice was, “If you want to make great photographs study art!” And one other thing-as with the iconic image of Stravinsky, he had no problem cropping his photographs.