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Documentary Photographer, Arnold Genthe – Chinatown, S.F. + Portraits


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    Arnold Genthe (January 8, 1869 – August 9, 1942) was a German photographer, best known for his photos of San Francisco’s Chinatown, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and his portraits of noted people, from politicians and socialites to literary figures and entertainment celebrities.

  • Self Portrait
    Arnold Genthe(Wiki shows Jack London)

    His photograph of the earthquake’s aftermath, Looking Down Sacramento Street, San Francisco, April 18, 1906, is his most famous photograph.

  • Greta Garbo
    Introduction to Arnold Genthe

    An example of Genthe’s portrait style can be seen in his 1925 photographs of Greta Garbo. Shot in Genthe’s New York studio, this series of photographs are dark and dramatic portraits of Garbo early in her American career, emphasizing her eyes and neck. Genthe credited his photographs of Garbo with launching the actress’s American career.

  • Lovely Edna
    (Edna St.Vincent Millay 1914)

  • Ruth St. Denis in Omika, c.1913

  • Paris View – the Missing Images of Chinese Immigrants

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    Long Beach, Long Island, New York, circa 1921. “Anna (Denzel) Duncan dancing.”

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