Wikipedia entry
Introduction
Jerry Norman Uelsmann (June 11, 1934 – April 4, 2022) was an American photographer. As an emerging artist in the 1960s, Jerry Uelsmann received international recognition for surreal, enigmatic photographs (photomontages) using his unique method of composite printing and his dedication to revealing the deepest emotions of the human condition. Over the next seven decades, his artwork and reputation were documented in numerous publications and interviews with the last one being done by Russell Brown via Zoom in July 2020. Uelsmann described his creative process as a journey of discovery in the darkroom (visual research laboratory). Going against established practices, he used multiple enlargers, multiple negatives, and post-visualization. Trial and error were essential steps. He produced well-crafted photographs without specific narratives but with open-endedness and amazement. Uelsmann’s work influenced generations of both analog and digital photographers. Although he admired digital photography, he remained completely dedicated to the alchemy of film photography in the black and white darkroom.) He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1967, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1972, and the Lucie Award in Fine Art in 2015. He was a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, a founding member of The Society of Photographic Education.
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Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Photographer
Names
Jerry Uelsmann, Jerry N. Uelsmann
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