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Aaron Siskind

American photographer and teacher

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Siskind took his first photographs while on vacation in Bermuda in 1930. In 1932 Siskind worked as a freelance photographer. In 1935 Siskind photographed the Harlem district of New York City, New York for the "Harlem Document". From 1951 to 1959 Siskind served as a professor of photography at Illinois Institute of Technology. In 1959 he became director of the photography department, a position he held until 1970. Siskind was a founding member of the Society for Photographic Education in 1963. In 1981 Siskind photographed in Peru.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500024299.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Aaron Siskind:

Aaron Siskind Untitled (Durango, Mexico), 1961 (published 1975) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind The Tree #36, Martha’s Vineyard, 1973 Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Maine 1, 1949 Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Volcano 80, 1980 Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Martha’s Vineyard, 1954 Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Gloucester 6, 1944 Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Gloucester 10, 1940 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Gloucester 16a, 1944 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Gloucester 25, 1944 (printed later) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Gloucester 5, 1944 Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Chicago 206, 1953 Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Kentucky, 1951 Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Savoy Dancers, Harlem Document, ca. 1936 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Gloucester 1H, 1944 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Jerome, Arizona 21, 1949 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Chicago 30, 1950 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Martha’s Vineyard 108, 1954 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind St. Louis 9, 1955 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Feet 102, 1957 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Rome: Arch of Constantine 10, 1936 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Jalapa 24 (Homage to Franz Kline), 1937 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Louise 30, 1974 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Chicago Facade 7, 1960 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind New York 78, 1976 (printed ca. 1979) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Boy’s Head, 1932 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Kitchen Scene, 1937 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Watermelon Man, 1940 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Peace Meals, 1937 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Airshaft, 1940 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Bedroom through a Doorway, 1940 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Man in a Mirror, 1940 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Lafayette Theater 1, 1938 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Street Scene #4, 1937 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Girl with Clothes Form, 1937 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Man in Bed, 1940 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Man by a Bed, 1940 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Wishing Tree, 1937 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Facade of an Unoccupied Building, 1937 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Lady and Lamp, 1940 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Lafayette Theater, 1938 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Man and Lamp, 1940 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Apollo Theater, 1937 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Providence, 1972 Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Facades, Harlem, 1938 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Boys in Empty Tenement, Harlem, 1935 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Street Scene 3, Harlem, 1935 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Street Scene 1, Harlem, 1935 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Backyard, Harlem, 1940 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Street Market, Harlem, 1937 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Lady in Kitchen, Harlem, 1947 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Night Club 1, Harlem, ca. 1937 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Brothers, Harlem, ca. 1937 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Grocery Store, Harlem, 1940 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Church Interior, Harlem, 1938 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Street Scene 2, Harlem, 1940 (printed 1980) Gelatin silver print
Aaron Siskind Vera Cruz 33, 1981 Gelatin silver print
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