Louis Faurer

Louis Faurer (1916–2001) was born in Philadelphia, whose street life he began photographing in 1937 with a 35mm Kodak Vollenda. Faurer moved to New York in 1947 where he worked for Harper’s Bazaar under Alexey Brodovitch, as well as for other fashion publications. He maintained however a critical attitude to commercial clients, and focused passionately on his personal work. Faurer was included in Edward Steichen’s influential exhibitions “In and Out of Focus” (1948) and “Family of Man” (1955), both at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.