Jerry Uelsmann 1934 – 2022

Jerry Uelsmann 1934 – 2022

American surrealist photographer and photomontage pioneer Jerry Uelsmann has died. He was 87.

‘Uelsmann became influential in the 1960s by compositing images using multiple enlargers, which are specialized transparency projectors used to produce photographic prints from negatives. Many of the darkroom techniques developed by Uelsmann would later make their way into photomanipulation software, though Uelsman never made the switch to digital tools.

Uelsmann received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1972. He was a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, a founding member of The Society of Photographic Education, and a former trustee of the Friends of Photography. His work has been exhibited in more than 100 individual shows, and his photographs are in the permanent collections of many major museums.’ ABC News

Jerry Uelsmann 1934 – 2022. Copyright Jerry Uelsmann

Main photograph above. Untitled (lake) 2000. Copyright Jerry Uelsmann.

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