Salvador Dali

3. Art photo

Does a photo fall into a genre because of how it is taken, or because of its subject matter or because of where it is published? This image fits the model of an art photo as we have discussed in previous pages, but it appeared in Life magazine, the premier publication for photojournalism for much of the 20th Century.

In 1948, photographer Philippe Halsman collaborated with artist Salvador Dalifor photo titled “Dali Atomicus.” Some of Halsman’s 28 shots are below. (Philippe Halsman / Library of Congress)