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Ralph Steiner (February 8, 1899 – July 13, 1986) was an American photographer, pioneer documentarian and a key figure among avant-garde filmmakers in the 1930s.
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Born 8 February 1899; died 13 July 1986. Steiner studied at the Clarence White School of Photography, New York City, New York, from 1921 to 1922. In 1921, Steiner produced the photographs for a book entitled "Dartmouth". The book consisted of photographs of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. In 1923, Steiner became a freelance photographer for magazines and advertising. He began making experimental films in New York City, New York in 1929. From 1943 to 1947, Steiner worked on films in Hollywood, California. In 1970-1971, Steiner moved to Thetford, Vermont.
Artist, Cinematographer, Photographer
Ralph Steiner, Arthur Ralph Steiner, A. Ralph Steiner
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