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Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman (1906-1979) was an American/Latvian photographer who produced portraits of iconic individuals that were included in publications, such as LIFE and Vogue. Born in Riga, Latvia, he moved to Paris, where he set up his first photography studio. He is known for his bold, sharp images that broke from previous portraiture tradition. In 1940, he immigrated to New York and collaborated with Salvador Dalí, with whom he created Dalí Atomicus (1948) and Voluptas Mors (1951). In 1975, he received the Life Achievement in Photography Award from the American Society of Magazine Photographers.  His work is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others.

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