Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Ralph Eugene Meatyard (American, 1925-1972) built both of his careers, photographer and optician, on his vision. His involvement with photography began in 1950, after the birth of his first son. By 1954 he was studying photography with Van Deren Coke, and had joined the Lexington Camera Club and the Photographic Society of America. The blurred figure, a hallmark of his work, began to appear the following year.