Photography Are Man Ray And Marcel Duchamp Essay

2352 Words Apr 19th, 2016 10 Pages
Since the creation of photography it has been used for many different aspects. In a more intellectual manner photography has been used to document, record, and to help educate. While on the more innovative side of photography it has been used to express, to enlighten, and to defy logic and reason. Photography can be both intellectual and innovative concurrently. Throughout history the use of photography can be seen for both purposes. Unintentionally or deliberately photography can frequently be seen using images to depict certain aspects about the society, culture, era, or decade in which it is created. This includes the attitudes towards gender roles throughout time and whether or not they are correct. Some of the photographers who have used the idea of gender roles in their photography are Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Cindy Sherman, Yasumasa Morimura, Linda Nochlin, Carrie Mae Weems, Robert Mapplethorpe, and many others. Two famous photos that showed and went against gender roles in their time are Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp’s Marcel Duchamp as Rrose Selavy (1921) and Yasumasa Morimura’s Portrait (Futago) or Olympia (1999)
More than one photo was created of Marcel Duchamp’s alter ego Rrose Selavy. Photographer Man Ray was the one who took the famous photo Marcel Duchamp as Rrose Selavy in 1921. Man Ray was born in 1890 in Philadelphia and his original name was Emmanuel Radnitzky. According to Neil Baldwin in Man Ray: American Artist Man Ray became inspired when he visited the…

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