Ai Weiwei, *1957

Ai Weiwei, Photo Text Portrait: 28 August 1957. Textportrait Ai Weiwei by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer 2011, April 18. Biography Text (April 18, 2011 by Wikipedia.org). Ai Weiwei (born 28 August 1957) is a Chinese artist and activist, who is also active in architecture, curating, photography, film, and social and cultural criticism.[1][2] Ai collaborated with Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuronas the artistic consultant on the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympics.[3] In addition to showing his art he has investigated government corruption and cover-ups. He was particularly focused at exposing an alleged corruption scandal in the construction of Sichuan schools that collapsed during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Continue reading

Jimi Hendrix, *1942 – 1970

Jimi Hendrix, Photo Text Portrait: Textportrait Jimi Hendrix by Ralph Ueltzhoeffer 2011, January 03. Biography Text (January 03, 2011 by Wikipedia.org – Jimi Hendrix). James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix, November 27, 1942[1][2] – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist and singer-songwriter […]

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa, Photo Text Portrait: December 21, 1940 – December 4. Textportrait Frank Zappa by Ralph Ueltzhöffer 2010, December 05. Biography Text (December 05, 2010 by Wikipedia.org – Frank Zappa). Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (pronounced /ˈzæpə/; December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, singer, electric guitarist, record producer, and film director […]

Jeff Wall, *1946

Jeff Wall, Photo Text Portrait: *1946 September. Textportrait Jeff Wall by Ralph Ueltzhöffer 2010, November 20. Biography Text (November 20, 2010 by Wikipedia.org). Jeff Wall (born September 29, 1946) in Vancouver, British Columbia is a Canadian artist best known for his large-scale back-lit cibachrome photographs and art-historical writing […]

Nam June Paik, *1932 – 2006

Nam June Paik, Photo Text Portrait: *1932 July 20 – 2006 January 29. Textportrait Nam June Paik by Ralph Ueltzhöffer 2010, October 10. Biography Text (October 10, 2010 by Wikipedia.org – Nam June Paik). Nam June Paik (July 20, 1932 – January 29, 2006) was a Korean-born American artist. He worked with a variety of media and is considered to be the first video artist. […]

Ernest Hemingway, *1899 – 1961

Ernest Hemingway, Photo Text Portrait: July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961. Textportrait Ernest Hemingway by Ralph Ueltzhöffer 2010, September 25. Biography Text (September 25, 2010 by Wikipedia.org). Ernest Hemingway. Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American author and journalist. His distinctive writing style, characterized by economy and understatement, influenced 20th-century fiction, as did his life of adventure and public image […]

Mahatma Gandhi, *1869 – 1948

Mahatma Gandhi, Photo Text Portrait: *1869 October – 1948 January 30. Textportrait Mahatma Gandhi by Ralph Ueltzhöffer 2010, September 20. Biography Text (September 20, 2010 by Wikipedia.org). Mahatma Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 1869 – 30 January 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He pioneered satyagraha […]