Man Ray born as Emmanuel Radnitzky in 1890 in Philadelphia was a renowned representative of avant-garde photography in the 20th century and is considered as a significant contributor of Dada and Surrealist movements. Ray’s artistic work is very diverse. He was a painter, object artist, and a film maker.
Ray’s photographic works are considered his most profound achievement, particularly his portraits, fashion photographs, and technical experiments with the medium, such as solarization and rayographs (an eponym for his photograms), which were celebrated by the Surrealists.
He said once:
“I do not photograph nature, I photograph my visions.”