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101 Quick and Easy Ideas Taken from the Master Photographers of the Twentieth Century by Matthew Bamberg

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Chapter 32. Frederick Sommer (1905–1999)

Sommer was not only a photographer. He dabbled in many art forms, from painting to drawing. He also made collages.

Sommer was born in Italy and grew up in Brazil. He became a United States citizen in 1940. Sommer’s works can be divided into two categories: landscapes of Arizona and surrealist images of found subjects/objects.

Many of Sommer’s repertoire of surrealist images were created through working with dead, found objects/subjects. There’s no doubt about it; some of these images are gruesome. He’d go to the butcher’s trash to get chicken heads and innards, which he’d attach together for his photographs. In one such photo, Chicken, 1939 (www.masters-of-photography.com/S/sommer/sommer_chicken2_full.html ...

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