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.
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 the new and innovative style.
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 of such photographers are listed here.
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.
Three famous photographers works show how the medium of photography has evolved and become an integral part of art in the twentieth century.
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 influence on later documentary photographers.
After the attack of Pearl Harbor and the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II, Japanese photographers saw a troubled world.
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 themselves artistically.
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 such as the Rayograph and Solarization.
Jan Saudek is a Czech photographer who has focused on photographing the body since the 1950s. His images of people are aesthetically beautiful but they can also be funny, disturbing, sentimental, apocalyptic or very simple. Saudek explores relationships between people, objects, nudity and dress.