Lesser known than contemporary Julius Shulman, Ezra Stoller was one of the great American photographers who captured the buildings and essence of modernism in the mid-20th century. Stoller was born in Chicago in 1915 and studied architecture at New York University before finding his passion in photography. He developed a special knack for capturing modern design in the perfect light from the perfect angles and though he did some work with color film, he became known for his black-and-white images. During his illustrative career, he photographed the works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Eero Saarinen, Louis Kahn, Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer, Richard Meier, and more. Stoller died at his home in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 2004.