Born in Detroit, Arthur Siegel (1913-1978) was an American photographer known for both experimental and documentary work as well as his dedication to photographic education. Beginning his career as a photojournalist at the New York Times in the late 1930s, Siegel went on to work for the Farm Security Administration and was recruited by the US Office of War Information during World War II. In 1946, he was invited by surrealist photographer Lazlo Moholy-Nagy to teach at the Institute of Design, a Bauhaus school in Chicago. Siegel continued to educate on and off at the school, spending the last decade of his life there, teaching with Aaron Siskind. He was published in Life, The New York Times, and Fortune. Siegel worked on his craft tirelessly, experimenting with darkroom and lighting techniques, as well as various cameras.
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