Fourteen photographs by one of America's most influential twentieth century photographers are included in this e-catalogue. Many of the photographs offered have noteworthy provenances. Five prints are being sold on behalf of The Minor White Archive at Princeton University. Several prints were gifts from Minor White either to his students or to other photographers. To request a catalogue, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Minor White created a unique body of photographs, while readily acknowledging the photographers, writer and ideas that inspired him. Chief among these were Asian philosophy, religion and art - readily apparent in many of his photographs, hidden in others. His initial encounter with such Eastern practices came through the I Ching in 1953, followed two years later by his study of Zen Buddhism.
White made his earliest, fully realized photographs in Portland, Oregon, in 1938. His next significant body of work was produced in San Francisco, where he became the first full-time faculty member to teach photography at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute) in 1946. He headed to upstate New York in 1953, taking on curatorial duties at the George Eastman House and teaching at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In 1965, appointed professor of photography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he made his final move to Boston.
All photographs in this e-catalogue are copyrighted by The Minor White Archive, Trustees of Princeton University.