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Bob Mizer

Physique photography

Bob Mizer

The photographer Robert Henry Mizer was born in Hailey, Idaho, in 1922 and died in Los Angeles in 1992. He founded the photo agency Athletic Model Guild in Los Angeles in 1945; the magazine Physique Pictorial in 1951, and through his photos and films influenced the work of David Hockney, Gore Vidal, and Robert Mapplethorpe. His photos are in the collections of New York’s Museum of Modern Art and Los Angeles’s Museum of Contemporary Art.