Aaron Siskind (1903-1991) served on the faculty of the Institute of Design in the photography department from 1951-1971. His areas of specialization included abstract expressionism and social documentary. Siskind taught a class project to document the work of Louis Sullivan in Chicago from 1952-1954.
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Institute of Design student work by Alvin Loginsky. Louis Sullivan documentary project photographs are present, as well as interior and exterior photographs of substandard housing units, probably on Chicago's near South Side. Includes one image of Aaron Siskind, and three from Chicago's Ukrainian Village.
Photographic works by F. Peter Weil.
Twenty-three video interviews with Institute of Design alumni regarding their experiences in the photography program. The interviewees discuss fellow students and instructors such as Arthur Siegel, Aaron Siskind, Garry Winogrand, Harry Callahan, Nathan Lerner, Frederick Sommer, and others. The interviews were recorded on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at the Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago, IL. The collection includes 23 interviews, 3 essays, 3 photographs and a guestbook.
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