1908 – An American photographer was born this year in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
1933 – He earned a degree in Botany with a minor in English from the University of Minnesota in this year.
1938 – He moved to Portland, Oregon. There he began his career in photography.
1945 – He moved to New York after serving in military intelligence during World War II.
1946 – He moved back to the West Coast to join the faculty of the California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco, where he served from this year until 1953.
1948 – He had his first major exhibition this year.
1952 – He co-founded the influential magazine Aperture this year with his fellow photographers.
1953 – He moved to Rochester, New York and for four years worked as a curator at George Eastman House, and edited their magazine Image.
1956 – He taught at the Rochester Institute of Technology from this year to 1964.
1970 – He was given a Guggenheim Fellowship.
1975 – He edited the magazine until this year.
1976 – He died on the 24th day of June this year.
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