|MARVIN E. NEWMAN
American, b.1927 Born in New York; Newman attended Brooklyn College, where he studied sculpture with Burgoyne Diller and photography with Walter Rosenblum (BA, 1949). Following Walter Rosenblum's suggestion, he joined the Photo League in 1948, taking classes with John Ebstel. The Photo League, founded in 1936, blazed a trail for serious photographers for 15 years, providing a forum for ideas, cheap darkroom space and the vision of using the art of picture taking to change the world, Newman then attended the Institute of Design, Chicago (1949-52), where, after studying with Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, he received one of the first MS degrees in photography (1952).
During this time he won national contests an American Photography (1950) and Time, Inc. (1951), exhibited in Always a Young Stranger, Museum of Modern Art, New York, and had a one-man show at Roy DeCarava's A Photographer's Gallery (1956). Well-known as a photojournalist, Newman has been a major contributor to Sports Illustrated since its inception (1953), as well as to Life, Look, Newsweek and Smithsonian. In addition, he has been the national president of the American Society of Magazine Photographers; authored or coauthored eight books on photography; and received the Art Director's Gold Medal for Editorial Photography. He continues to live and work in New York.