Louis Faurer

(American, 1916–2001)

Louis Faurer was a celebrated American fashion and street photographer. Known for his compelling black-and-white images documenting both urban life and haute couture, Faurer’s practice is characterized by his intense interest in the psychology of the people he photographed. “Original art emanates in the mind,” he once said, “and lessons society's confusion from self-indulgence, avarice, and greed to trust, hope, and love.” Born in Philadelphia, PA on August 28, 1916 to Polish-Russian immigrant parents, he attended the School of Commercial Art and Lettering in his hometown and began photographing independently after purchasing his first camera in 1937. He went on to move to New York and befriend some of the greatest photographers of time, including Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, and Walker Evans, who would introduce Faurer to editors at prominent publications. He contributed extensively to Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Life, among others, with Bowing for the Collections (1973) becoming one of his most iconic images. Though he never achieved the same level of acclaim as his peers, Faurer is remembered as a seminal contributor to mid-century photography. He lost the ability to work after being injured when struck by a car in 1984, and died on March 2, 2001 in New York, NY at the age of 84.
Louis Faurer (433 results)
Eddie, NYC, 1946

Louis Faurer

Eddie, NYC, 1946

Galerie Julian Sander

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New York City, 1947

Louis Faurer

New York City, 1947

Feldschuh Gallery

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Untitled, 1938

Louis Faurer

Untitled, 1938

Bruce Silverstein

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New York, 1970

Louis Faurer

New York, 1970

PRISKA PASQUER

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Park Avenue Garage, New York City, 1950

Louis Faurer

Park Avenue Garage, New York City, 1950

Sale Date: October 2, 2019

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SELECTED IMAGES OF NEW YORK AND..., 1940–1965

Louis Faurer

SELECTED IMAGES OF NEW YORK AND..., 1940–1965

Sale Date: October 3, 2019

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Bus no. 7, New York City, c. 1949, 1949

Louis Faurer

Bus no. 7, New York City, c. 1949, 1949

Sale Date: July 24, 2019

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Orchard Street, New York City, c. 1948, 1948

Louis Faurer

Orchard Street, New York City, c. 1948, 1948

Sale Date: July 24, 2019

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Film Poster, Hell's Kitchen, New York City,..., 1947

Louis Faurer

Film Poster, Hell's Kitchen, New York City,..., 1947

Sale Date: July 24, 2019

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