Louis Faurer | the artist

The artist Louis Faurer
Born 1916, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Died March 2 2001, New York City, .
Style and technique of the artist: Photography,

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Faurer was one of the best, if little known, of New York’s street photographers in the 1940s and early 1950s. Working chiefly in Times Square and on 14th Street, he gathered a motley cast of unglamorous and marginal characters before his lens and juxtaposed them with the printed detritus and/or neon-flashing overload of signs in the urban environment.

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Eddie, Third Avenue, New York City

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Louis Faurer’s quiet and melancholy images capture individuals at their most contemplative moments, even amid the tumult of the big city. In the presence of his photographs, the viewer feels privy to the secret world of their subjects…

Although he worked for magazines including Harper¬ís Bazaar, Vogue, Mademoiselle and Glamour, it was his personal work done in the city streets for which he is remembered…

"My eyes search for people who are grateful for life, people who forgive and whose doubts have been removed, who understand the truth, whose enduring spirit is bathed by such piercing white light as to provide their present and future with hope."