1917 Born Springtown, PA.
1939 Graduates Lehigh University. Moves to New york to study photography
at the Photo
League under the legendary Sid grossman. Becomes a freelance photojournalist.
1940 Become editor of Photo Notes, the monthly Photo League newsletter.
completes self assigned project to photograph Times Square.
1942 Joins the staff of Yank, the US Army's weekly magazine.
1946 Moves to LA where he become a freelance photographer working for
national and local
1948 Exhibits at MOMA: NY In and Out of Focus, A Survey of Today's
Photography, and 50
Photographs BY 50 Photographers. Both exhibits curated by Edward Steichen.
1950 Graduate studies at University of Southern California in film,
television and photography.
Works in Hollywood as cinematographer.
1955 Exhibits at MOMA in Family of Man.
1956 Writes, directs and produces short films. Wins Academy Award and 1st
Prize at Venice
1963 Wins 2nd Academy Award for documentary.
1966 Joins the faculty of UCLA as Professor of Motion Pictures and Television.
1969 Exhibits a collection of 120 photograhs at UCLA.
1975 Exhibits 70 photographs accompanied by test at Internationa Center of Photography, NY.
1977 Exhibits Lou Stoumen Photographs: 1934-1977, a retrospective show at
the Friends of
Photography, Carmel, California; an illustrated catalog is published; retrospective travels
to the Witkin Gallery, NY. Portfolio, Times Square, 1940 is published, (our exhibit).
1978 4th group show at MOMA.
1980 2nd portfolio, Forty Years, Lou Stoumen is published; 20 photographs with commentary.
1981 Exhibits 115 photographs at the Allentown Art Museum; exhibit traves to UCLA.
1982 Previous referenced exhibit travels to International Center of Photography, NY.
1985 Aperture publishes his 4th book: Times Square, 45 years of Photography.
1988 Retires from UCLA as Professor Emeritus.
1991 Dies in Sebastopol, CA.
1992 Retrospective exhibit at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego.