• Dominic Rouse was born in 1959 – he is an English a contemporary digital
photographer who specialises in ‘digital monochrome compositions that
deconstruct and reconstruct the human form.’
• He uses a multiple exposure technique, this is the superimposition (to lay or
place an image on or over another) of two or more exposures to create a
single image – like the ones that Rouse created.
• His work is in several exhibitions such as:
• 2004: FotoFest in Houston and Honolulu Academy
• 2003: Carmel Center for Photographic Art
• 2002: XII Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia in Buenos Aires, Benham Gallery
in Seattle and the Schneider Gallery of Chicago.
• He also has publications in: Photo Art International, Digital Photo Art, Creative
Photography, The Photographer, Image, Lenswork (USA), The British Journal of
Photography, Black and White Magazine (USA), FotoRomania and Art Review
and A Celebration of Light.
-Dominic Rouse, 2005
Center for Photographic Art
• Hannah Hoch was born in Gotha, Germany. In 1912 she
attended the School of Applied Arts in Berlin under the
guidance of Harold Bergen, a glass designer.
• She was a pioneer of the art form ‘photomontage’ – her
most famous piece is Shnitt mit dem Kuchenmesser
DADA durch die letzte weimarer Bierbauchkulturepoche
Deutschlands (Cut with the Dada kitchen knife throught
the last weimar beer-belly cultural epoch in Germany)
• Photomontage is the result of making a photograph by
joining a couple of images together to create the illusion
of an unreal image or object. This is usually through
editing software such as Photoshop. She is a DADA artist,
meaning instead of using paint and paint brushes and
conventional items such as this, they get what they need
from the media and other photographs, put them
together to make a final photograph.
• Hannah Hoch was a contemporary photographer, she
used a digital camera to capture her images and used
traditional methods to make her final pieces.
• Her work is displayed in the Whitechapel Gallery
therefore she is a fine art photographer.
• John heartfield (1891 – 1968) – he used art as a
political weapon, he also used Photomontage.
• During the 1920’s he produced a great number
of photomontages, many produced as dust
jackets for books – in 1934 he montaged 4
bloody axes tied together which formed the
swastika to mock the ‘blood and iron’ motto of
the Reich. In 1938 he fled from the Nazis – to
• Some of his famous montages were created
during the 1930-40’s.
• He was also a contemporary photographer as
he used modern photography methods but
older, traditional methods for his editing.
• He is both a fine art photographer and a
commercial photographer as he created
montages for the purpose of posters, dust
covers for books and some of his work was set
up in galleries such as the Museum of Modern
Art in New York.
• Man Ray (Emmanuel Radinktzky) was born August 27 1890
and died on November 19, 1976. he was an American
modernist artist who spent most of his career in Paris,
France. He contributed to the Dada movement and the
surrealist movement, however his contributions were
• He was renowned as a fashion and portrait photographer,
he also worked with photogram's which he called,
‘rayographs’ as reference to himself.
• ‘A photogram is a photographic image made without a
camera by placing objects directly on to the surface of a
light-sensitive material such as photographic paper and
then exposing it to light.’ the result is a negative shadow
image – areas of the paper that receive no light appear
white, transparent or semi-transparent objects appear
• Man usually created photographs with unusual
juxtapositions with identifiable objects such as spoons and
pearl necklaces, a ruler and a pen and so on. He is also a
contemporary artist as he creates images using modern
photography and the use of non-traditional techniques.
• His work is in galleries such as ALAFOTO, the National
Portrait Gallery and so on, therefore he is a fine art