Ralph Steiner

Ralph Steiner was a photographer and filmmaker best known for his experimental films and photographs of the American landscape. He graduated with a degree in chemical engineering from Dartmouth College in 1921, and studied at the Clarence White School of Photography from 1921 to 1922, where he was introduced to Margaret Bourke-White, and Alfred Stieglitz. Early works such as Typewriter Keys (1921) and Always (1921) reveal his interest in graphic patterns, abstract compositions, and advertising, characteristics that he would keep developing throughout his career.