Dorothea Lange, (born May 26, 1895, Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S.—died October 11, 1965, San Francisco, California), American documentary photographer whose portraits of displaced farmers during the Great Depression greatly influenced later documentary and journalistic photography.
This is the real photography, the photography of to-day; and that which the world is accustomed to regard as pictorial photography is not the real photography, but an ignorant imposition. *$100 in 1899 would be the equivalent of $2,769 in 2015. This essay first appeared in Scribner’s Magazine, November 1899, p. 528-537.
As a photojournalist and war photographer, Robert Capa provided visual evidence of the wars that raged around the world in the first half of the 20th century. Risking his life, Capa covered World War II across Europe; on Omaha Beach, he was the only photographer who landed on D-Day.
Cindy Sherman is a contemporary master of socially critical photography. She is a key figure of the "Pictures Generation," a loose circle of American artists who came to artistic maturity and critical recognition during the early 1980s, a period notable for the rapid and widespread proliferation of mass media imagery.
Elliott Erwitt (born Elio Romano Erwitt, 26 July 1928) is an American advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings— a master of Henri Cartier-Bresson's "decisive moment".
Richard Avedon is a giant in the world of photography. Learn about his 60 year career that spanned fashion, activism and journalism on Biography.com American photographer Richard Avedon was best known for his work in the fashion world and for his minimalist, large-scale character-revealing portraits.
Diane Arbus (/ d iː ˈ æ n ˈ ɑːr b ə s /; March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971) was an American photographer noted for photographs of marginalized people—dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers—and others whose normality was perceived by the general populace as ugly or surreal.
In 2002 the Barbican Art Gallery and the National Media Museum initiated a large retrospective of Martin Parr’s work. This show toured Europe for the next 5 years. Martin Parr was Professor of Photography at The University of Wales Newport campus from 2004 to 2012. Martin Parr was Guest Artistic Director for Rencontres D’Arles in 2004.
Helen Levitt / Estate of Helen Levitt/Laurence Miller Gallery, NY Helen Levitt was born in 1913 in a middle-class family of Russian-Jewish parents in Brooklyn, New York. She dropped out of high school, and worked for J. Florian Mitchell, a portrait photographer.
Pictures taken in most untraditional candid manner, is what surfaced my interest towards the work of the photographer, Nan Goldin. Colour photography is at times prejudiced against, and not seen as valuable in comparison to black and white photography. Nan Goldin proves everyone wrong with her radical, colour photographic material.
Eve Arnold was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Russian immigrant parents. She began photographing in 1946, while working at a photo-finishing plant in New York City, and then studied photography in 1948 with Alexei Brodovitch at the New School for Social Research in New York.
Winogrand’s archive is studied by people interested in the history of photography, but of course it’s this amazing archive for anybody who’s writing anything about American history, American society, American anything in the years during which he was operating because there it all is.
Brassaï, born Gyula Halász in 1899, was a Hungarian–French sculptor, writer, filmmaker and photographer who rose to international fame in the 20th century. Brassaï, born Gyula Halász in 1899, was a Hungarian–French sculptor, writer, filmmaker and photographer who rose to international fame in the 20th century.
And who better to reiterate the same than ace photographer Atul Kasbekar, who has, for the longest time, been associated with the stunning Kingfisher calendar shoots. Kasbekar, who also turned producer with Neerja this year, talks to India Today Online about the what, how and why of photography.