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* Eugene de Salignac (1861-1943)
NY Municipal Archive – includes custom archival stamp
Eugene de Salignac was the official photographer for the NYC Department of Bridges from 1906 to 1934. He took over 20,000 photographs of the growing city between 1903 and 1936 - a period of massive and rapid growth. His body of work, as a whole, was only rediscovered in 1999 by New York City Municipal Archives photographer Michael Lorenzini, who realized that many of the photographs he was scrolling through in the microfiche records were obviously the work of one person.
* Andre De Dienes (1913-1985)
OneWest Publishing – includes custom archival stamp
Born in Transylvania, De Dienes emigrated to the US in 1938 and settled in New York to work for Esquire, Vogue, Life and Montgomery Ward. During his career De Dienes also freelanced for the Hollywood studios and became known as one of the top glamour photographers, shooting many stars including Marlon Brando, Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Fonda, Shirley Temple, Fred Astaire, Ingrid Bergman, and Marilyn Monroe, with whom he had an eight-year working relationship.
Ben Arogundade is a broadcaster and writer in London. He is the author of Black Beauty, a book on black culture and aesthetics.