Dan Weiner

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Dan Weiner (1919–1959) was an American photojournalist, working largely for Fortune magazine. Weiner specialized in photographs of America at work.

He was born in New York City. He studied painting at the Art Students League and the Pratt Institute, and eventually turned to photography, becoming a member of the Photo League.

Weiner served in the Army Air Force during World War II, and became a professional photojournalist after the war.

He died in a plane crash in Kentucky; the plane, piloted by the subject of one of his stories, collided with the side of a mountain during a freak snowstorm.


  • Capa, Cornell, ed. (1968). The Concerned Photographer. New York: Grossman. A book that presents photographs by Weiner with those by Werner Bischof, André Kertész, Robert Capa, Leonard Freed, and David Seymour (Chim).
  • Capa, Cornell, ed. (1974). Dan Weiner. ICP Library of Photographers, vol. 5. New York: Grossman. ISBN 0670256455; ISBN 0670256463.
  • Ewing, William A. (1989). America Worked: The 1950s Photographs of Dan Weiner. New York: Harry N. Abrams. ISBN 0810911779.
  • Paton, Alan (1956). South Africa in Transition. New York: Scribner. Photographs by Weiner.