1902 - 1975
Wynn Bullock, born in Chicago, Illinois in 1902, was an accomplished concert tenor as a young man. It was while studying music in Paris in the late 1920ￕs, that he became interested in the visual arts, inspired by the works of MANRAY and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. However, it was not until 1938 that he seriously began to study photography. In 1940 he studied with Alfred Koryzbski, whose ideas and use of symbolism greatly influenced him. From 1946-1967, Bullock worked as a commercial photographer.
In 1957, Bullock was honored with a medal from the Salon of International Photography and was recognized by the Professional Photographers Association of California. Bullock eventually retired from commercial work to devote himself to the philosophical meaning of images as well as the teaching of photography. He continued teaching and photographing until his death in 1975.
Bullock's work is included in the Family of Man exhibition, and in the following collections: the Museum of Modern Art, George Eastman House, the Whitney Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, ICP in New York, the Royal Photographic Society of London and in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.