Famous Photographers

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  • A Brief Biography of Photographer Joe Rosenthal

    One of the most reproduced historic photograph of all time was captured by an Associated Press photographer, Joe Rosenthal who was refused by the US army to join the war due to poor eyesight. Learn more about him and his famous photograph in this article...
    By Kristina Dems February 22, 2012 

  • Capturing the Swinging Sixties: David Bailey, Terence Donovan and Lewis Morely

    The 1960s was a time when the young began to have a voice and music, films, politics and culture shifted to celebrate this new era. Photographers of the time became famous in their own right as fashion magazines and celebrities wanted to be captured in...
    By Zoe Van-de-Velde October 31, 2011 

  • Jeff Wall: Realism and Artifice

    Jeff Wall is a Canadian photographer who began to create constructed tableau images in the late 1970s. His images blur the boundaries between fact and fiction and ask the viewer to question the nature of photography itself.
    By Zoe Van-de-Velde October 31, 2011 


  • Famous Photographers and Their Craft

    Throughout time, photographers have caught people and events on camera to let us relive that moment in our history. With these photos, we can study, remember and visualize what the era was like, where we were and what we need to change. Biographies...
    By Vicki Perry October 23, 2011 

  • Through the Eyes of a First Lady

    Which First Lady was a photographer and what caused her to give up on her dream? Through various trials and tribulations this First Lady accomplished a lot of things including a short stint as a photographer with the Washington Times-Herald.
    By Michael Dougherty September 21, 2011 

  • A Closer Look at Atget, Avedon and Meyerowitz

    Three famous photographers works show how the medium of photography has evolved and become an integral part of art in the twentieth century.
    By Caroline Thompson August 30, 2011 


  • Capturing a Vanished City: The Photography of Eugene Atget

    Eugène Atget saw himself not as an art photographer, but as a documenter of Old Paris and provider of references to artists. Yet it is because his work was so straightforward that he became lauded as an artist after his death, when his work had enormous...
    By Nicole Silvester August 27, 2011 

  • Japanese Photographers after World War II

    After the attack of Pearl Harbor and the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II, Japanese photographers saw a troubled world.
    By Matthew Bamberg August 21, 2011 

  • New Ways of Seeing: Women Photographers of the 20th Century

    Women photographers have been around since the birth of photography but have often been overlooked. In the late 1960s and 1970s, with the birth of feminism, women photographers came into their own using photographs as a cheap and accessible means of expressing...
    By Zoe Van-de-Velde August 18, 2011 

  • How Man Ray Revolutionized Photography

    Man Ray was a photographer who was an important part of the birth if surrealism in the 1920s. His photography pushed the boundaries of the medium and moved it away from the pictorialism prevalent at the time. Man Ray created new photographic techniques...
    By Zoe Van-de-Velde August 14, 2011 
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