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Weiner, Dan (1919 - 1959)

Brought up in New York, Dan Weiner studied painting at the Arts Student League and the Pratt Institute, supporting himself by working during the day. He then joined the Photo League alongside Paul Strand, Sid Grossman and Dorothea Lange and became familiar with the work of photographers of the Depression era. Although he had set up his own commercial studio, in 1946, the American photographer went on extensive travels around the world, documenting the existences of Italians, South Africans or Russians. Back in the United States, he covered major events of the Civil Rights movement with deep portraits of Martin Luther King while he chronicled old folks’ homes in Indiana, flood devastations or the suburban life of Forest Park. An eloquent observer of everyday life, he depicted his subjects with much simplicity and effectiveness, candidly recording how much life can sometimes be joyful and frivolous and, at other times, dramatic and harsh.
 

Dan Weiner, Arthur Miller
Dan Weiner, Arthur Miller
Dan Weiner
Dan Weiner
Dan Weiner, Glenn Gould in CBC Studio, New York, c. 1955
Dan Weiner, Glenn Gould in CBC Studio, New York, c. 1955
Dan Weiner, Henri Cartier-Bresson, New Orleans, 1957
Dan Weiner, Henri Cartier-Bresson, New Orleans, 1957
Dan Weiner, Iowa Flood, c. 1952
Dan Weiner, Iowa Flood, c. 1952
Dan Weiner, Martin Luther King Jr speaking in the church during the Montgomery bus boycott, 1956
Dan Weiner, Martin Luther King Jr speaking in the church during the Montgomery bus boycott, 1956
Dan Weiner, Martin Luther King, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama, 1956
Dan Weiner, Martin Luther King, Jr., Montgomery, Alabama, 1956
Dan Weiner, New Year's Eve, 1951
Dan Weiner, New Year's Eve, 1951
Dan Weiner, New Year's Eve, Times Square, c. 1956
Dan Weiner, New Year's Eve, Times Square, c. 1956
Dan Weiner, Father of the Year, 1952
Dan Weiner, Father of the Year, 1952
Dan Weiner, Russia, 1957
Dan Weiner, Russia, 1957
Dan Weiner, San Gennaro Festival, 1952
Dan Weiner, San Gennaro Festival, 1952
Dan Weiner, Sunbathers, Czechoslovakia, 1957
Dan Weiner, Sunbathers, Czechoslovakia, 1957
Dan Weiner, U.S.S.R.,  1957
Dan Weiner, U.S.S.R., 1957
Dan Weiner, U.S.S.R., 1957
Dan Weiner, U.S.S.R., 1957
Dan Weiner, U.S.S.R., 1957
Dan Weiner, U.S.S.R., 1957
Dan Weiner, Urban Scenes, c. 1950-1951
Dan Weiner, Urban Scenes, c. 1950-1951
Dan Weiner, Woman at Perfume Counter, Washington, 1953
Dan Weiner, Woman at Perfume Counter, Washington, 1953
Dan Weiner, Venezuela, 1950
Dan Weiner, Venezuela, 1950
Dan Weiner, Wall Street, Man Reading, 1949
Dan Weiner, Wall Street, Man Reading, 1949
Dan Weiner, Women with Dogs, East End Avenue, New York, 1950
Dan Weiner, Women with Dogs, East End Avenue, New York, 1950
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