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Mitchell Funk
Kids with Colorful Clothes in Brooklyn Park - Color Photography Pioneer

1971

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In the 1970s color photography was still not recognized as fine art. As a street photographer, Mitchell Funk breaks with traditional black and white photography and shoots on the street with Kodachrome. His goal is to make color photography full of color. In this image, notice how the colors of the kids' clothes are echoed by the colorful park bench. This is not an accident. When Funk shoots on the street, he scans the environment for situations with remarkable color. In 1971, the idea of colorful color photographs was the radical trailblazing idea that has taken root in street shooters today. Mitchell Funk invented it over 50 years ago. Signed dated and numbered 3/15 lower right recto, other sizes available, unframed. This work is printed on fine art Hahnemuhle paper. The color will vary from monitor to monitor. Mitchell Funk is a pioneer of " Color Photography" In 1970 he participated in one the first " Color Photography" shows at a major museum. Brooklyn Museum, show "Images en Couleur" . 1971 Included he was included in the visionary book "Frontiers of Photography" Time-Life. Color ! American Photography Transformed. Amon Carter Museum. He has had more than 50 Photography Magazine Covers and has had covers on Newsweek, Fortune, New York Magazine and Life Magazine among others.

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At sunset, a trumpeter strikes a high note above it all. The dreamy, out-of-focus lights of hip Los Angles represents his music in visual terms. Funk is ...
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