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PHOTOGRAPHY IN ASPEN SINCE 1993
Lou Stoumen

1917        Born Springtown, PA.

1939        Graduates Lehigh University. Moves to New york to study photography at the Photo
                 League under the legendary Sid grossman. Becomes a freelance photojournalist.

1940        Become editor of Photo Notes, the monthly Photo League newsletter. Begins and
                 completes self assigned project to photograph Times Square.

1942        Joins the staff of Yank, the US Army's weekly magazine.

1946        Moves to LA where he become a freelance photographer working for national and local
                 magazine.

1948        Exhibits at MOMA: NY In and Out of Focus, A Survey of Today's Photography, and 50
                 Photographs BY 50 Photographers. Both exhibits curated by Edward Steichen.

1950        Graduate studies at University of Southern California in film, television and photography.
                 Works in Hollywood as cinematographer.

1955        Exhibits at MOMA in Family of Man.

1956        Writes, directs and produces short films. Wins Academy Award and 1st Prize at Venice
                 Film Festival.

1963        Wins 2nd Academy Award for documentary.

1966        Joins the faculty of UCLA as Professor of Motion Pictures and Television.

1969        Exhibits a collection of 120 photograhs at UCLA.

1975        Exhibits 70 photographs accompanied by test at Internationa Center of Photography, NY.

1977        Exhibits Lou Stoumen Photographs: 1934-1977, a retrospective show at the Friends of
                 Photography, Carmel, California; an illustrated catalog is published; retrospective travels
                 to the Witkin Gallery, NY. Portfolio, Times Square, 1940 is published, (our exhibit).

1978        4th group show at MOMA.

1980        2nd portfolio, Forty Years, Lou Stoumen is published; 20 photographs with commentary.

1981        Exhibits 115 photographs at the Allentown Art Museum; exhibit traves to UCLA.

1982        Previous referenced exhibit travels to International Center of Photography, NY.

1985        Aperture publishes his 4th book: Times Square, 45 years of Photography.

1988        Retires from UCLA as Professor Emeritus.

1991        Dies in Sebastopol, CA.

1992        Retrospective exhibit at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego.