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Longini, Robert J.

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Longini, Robert J.

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1915-1962

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Born and educated in Chicago, Robert John Longini (1915-1962) became interested in photography at the age of eleven and worked as a documentary film maker and photographer all his life. Among his influences were Robert Capa, the Life magazine photographer and father of modern war photography; Wallace Kirkland, a personal friend who also photographed for Life; and Lázló Moholy-Nagy, the Bauhaus painter and photographer who was head of the Institute of Design at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where Longini also taught. A lieutenant in the U.S. Army 163rd Signal Photographic Company, Longini served in North Africa and Italy; he was the official Army photographer at the Casablanca Conference and also the cameraman for the Army documentary The Battle of San Pietro.

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2015-05-21

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