"Sharp, Clear Pictures: Edward Steichen's World War I and Condé Nast Years"

Edward Steichen. Mary Duncan in "Lilly," 1931.
Photograph courtesy of the artist and the Art Institute of Chicago. Edward Steichen. Mary Duncan in "Lilly," 1931.

The latest exhibition of Edward Steichen's work combines two disparate types of photography: The aerial photos he helped develop while on military duty during World War I and the glamour portraits he took as Condé Nast's lead photographer from 1923 to 1937. "Sharp, Clear Pictures" demonstrates the shifting role of art and photography in Steichen's life, demonstrating his skills as both a collaborator and producer.

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