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Photographer: Irving Penn
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Life: 1917-
Style: Fashion
Country: USA
Blurb: This American photographer was known for his chic and elegant frames especially post World War II. After his graduation in 1938, he was a a part of the ‘Vogue’ magazine, where he employed techiniques such as the use of white or grey backdrops which was a big leap for his period. Always a step ahead of his times, Penn’s series on nudes created quite a stir.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irving_Penn
Website: http://www.irvingpenn.com/

Photographer: Terence Donovan
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Life: 1936-1996
Style: Fashion
Country: England
Blurb: This British photographer was widely known for his fashion photography in the ’60s. With a flair for adventure, it was reflected in his work when his models had to accomplish daredevil stunts for a pretty picture! With around 3000 commercials under his belt, he rubbed shoulders with London’s rich and famous and became a most sought after celebrity photographer as well.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Donovan_(photographer)
Website: http://www.terencedonovan.co.uk/

Photographer: Richard Avedon
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Life: 1923-2004
Style: Fashion
Country: USA
Blurb: He broke away from the traditional way models faced the camera. This New York born talented photographer, set up his own studio in 1946. He showcased his models in a natural light and his works found their way into the pages of magazines like ‘Vogue’ and ‘Life’. Avedon bagged many awards for his translation of fashion photography during his time.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Avedon
Website: http://www.richardavedon.com/

Photographer: Ansel Adams
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Life: 1902-1984
Style: Nature/Wildlife
Country: USA
Blurb: A hard-core environmentalist, this San Francisco born photographer was best known for his contribution towards black and white photographs. He always highlighted issues related to nature and created some epic photographic murals during his time. A recipient of three Guggenheim fellowships, he was first inspired by the works of Paul Strand.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansel_Adams
Website: http://www.anseladams.com/

Photographer: Frans Lanting
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Life: 1951-
Style: Nature/Wildlife
Country: Holland
Blurb: Born in Rotterdam, Lanting is a popular name for magazines like the ‘National Geographic’, ‘Life’ and ‘Outdoor Photographer’. Having traveled to various places, Frans had an inclination towards the flora and fauna of the tropical rainforests, which culminated in an exhibition in the Field Museum of natural history.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frans_Lanting
Website: http://www.lanting.com/

Photographer: Galen Avery Rowell
Life: 1940-2002
Style: Nature/Wildlife
Country: USA
Blurb: For years Galen explored his relationship with the wilderness and captured in on his camera to captivate people. A winner of the Ansel Adams Award for wilderness photography in 1984, he also worked for reputed publications. He went in-depth when it came to his photography and scaled new heights in this subject. He went on excursions, climbed mountains, which added a different flavor to his frames.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galen_Rowell
Website: http://www.mountainlight.com/

Photographer: Henri Cartier-Bresson
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Life: 1908-2004
Style: Photojournalism
Country: France
Blurb: A French photographer, he has influenced photojournalists for many years. From the modest brownie box he moved on to the Leica camera and created visual sagas. He received international acclaim for his coverage of Gandhi’s funeral in India in 1948. He traveled extensively around the globe and firmly believed that photography was all about capturing the image at the ‘right’ moment.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Cartier-Bresson
Website: http://www.henricartierbresson.org/index_en.htm

Photographer: Eddie Adams
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Life: 1933-2004
Style: Photojournalism
Country: USA
Blurb: Recipient of the Pulitzer award and over 500 prizes to his credit, it was the Vietnam War that saw him get recognition for his best-known photograph which shocked people around the globe (clicked on Saigon street). Adams was a known figure for his portraits of celebrities, politicians and wars. He believed the particular scene could always be manipulated to change the actual truth as seen by the photographer.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Adams_(photographer)
Website: http://www.eddieadamsworkshop.com/

Photographer: Felice Beato
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Life: 1833-1907
Style: Photojournalism
Country: Ionian Islands
Blurb: Although his origins have created confusion, Felice Beato was one of the first famous war photographers. His inclination to travel saw him capture many moods and moments of the people from different lands. He went from India to Japan and even China. Felice captured the Indian rebellion of 1857 and the second Opium War on film. His powerful and long-lasting images influenced other photographers as well.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felice_Beato

Photographer: Ueno Hikoma
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Life: 1838-1904
Style: Portrait
Country: Japan
Blurb: Born in Nagasaki, Ueno had exceptional judgment when it came to portrait and also landscape photography. He started out with his own commercial studio and gained experience in portrait photography by snapping a lot of Japanese people (who were hesitant initially) and even foreigners. He even photographed the Russian Crown Prince in 1891. The "Kyushu Sangyo University Photo Contest" was established in 2000 in memory of Ueno Hikoma to encourage budding photographers.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ueno_Hikoma

Photographer: Philippe Halsman
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Life: 1906-1979
Style: Portrait
Country: Latvia
Blurb: Although Halsman suffered a few setbacks in his personal life early on, he went on to gain a reputation as one of the leading portrait photographers of his time. A Latvian-born American, his images were sharp and dark unlike the soft look generally used for portraits. After contributing to magazines like the ‘Vogue’, he scaled new heights when he met the surrealist artist Salvador Dali. It took him three hours to photograph the ‘Voluptas Mors’, which was a surrealist portrait of Dali, a
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Halsman

Photographer: Hiroh Kikai
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Life: 1945-
Style: Portrait
Country: Japan
Blurb: This Japanese photographer was best known for his monochrome portraits in the Asakusa area of Tokyo. His early years witnessed a lot of struggle, and spent his free time photographing visitors in Asakusa. A perfectionist at what he captured, Kikai would wait for a period of three days in the sole expectation of finding a subject he liked. He used the backdrop of Asakusa because he was really fond of the natural environs. In the year 1987, Ecce Homo was the first collection of these portraits to
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroh_Kikai

Photographer: Talbert Abrams
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Life: 1895-1990
Style: Aerial
Country: USA
Blurb: It was when he served the US Marine Corps during World War-I, that connected Abrams with aerial photography. Seeing his squadron’s photographic depictions of the rebel activities in Haiti, he decided to pursue this art. It was in 1923, he purchased the Standard J-1 and founded the Abrams Aerial Survey Corporation. It researched ways to develop better-equipped cameras and other gadgets related to this field.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talbert_Abrams

Photographer: William Garnett
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Life: 1916-2006
Style: Aerial
Country: USA
Blurb: It was when he served the US Marine Corps during World War-I, that connected Abrams with aerial photography. Seeing his squadron’s photographic depictions of the rebel activities in Haiti, he decided to pursue this art. It was in 1923, he purchased the Standard J-1 and founded the Abrams Aerial Survey Corporation. It researched ways to develop better-equipped cameras and other gadgets related to this field.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Garnett
Website: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artMakerDetails?maker=1580

Photographer: Robert Capa
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Life: 1913-1954
Style: Photojournalism
Country: Budapest
Blurb: Robert Capa was born as Ernest Andrei Friedmann in 1913 in Budapest. He “covered five different wars: the Spanish civil war, the Japanese invasion of China, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the First Indochina War.” He photographed these five wars because he always was there at the right time at the right moment. He worked for Collier’s Weekly and also for Life Magazine. He founded Magnum Photos in 1947, with team work of some of his friends.
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Capa
Website: http://www.magnumphotos.com/robertcapa

Photographer: Walker Evans
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Life: 1903-1975
Style: Documentary
Country: USA
Blurb: Walker Evens was born in November 3, 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri. He worked for the Farm Security Administration, and like Dorothea he “document[ed] the effects of the Great Depression.” He not only documented the Great Depression but “he also focuses on the landscapes and architecture around him” He photographed “Cuba during the revolt against dictator Machado.” He published Let Us Praise Famous Men that included his work from the documentation of the Great Depression and other work
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walker_Evans
Website: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ug97/fsa/welcome.html

Photographer: Roger Fenton
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Life: 1819-1869
Style: Photojournalism
Country: England
Blurb: Roger Fenton was born in Heywood, England in 1819. He first started by studying painting with “historical painter Edward Lucy.” Fenton went to the “Great Exhibition in Hyde Park in 1851,” this exhibition inspired him to start photographing. In 1855 he “went to the Crimean War,” to take photographs of the troops and of the different events that were taking place, during this war. He was forced to stop taking photographs and instead went to take photographs of The Valley of Death, and
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Fenton
Website: http://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2004/fenton/index.shtm

Photographer: Lewis Hine
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Life: 1874-1940
Style: Photojournalism
Country: USA
Blurb: Lewis Hine was born in September 16, 1874 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He studied sociology in three different colleges. Hine said that “the camera was both a research tool and an instrument of social reform.” In 1904 he began to photograph the immigrants at Ellis Island. Later in 1908 “he became the photographer for the National Child Labor Committee (NCLC).”
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Hine
Website: http://www.kentlaw.edu/ilhs/hine.htm

Photographer: Dorothea Lange
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Life: 1895-1965
Style: Documentary
Country: USA
Blurb: Dorothea Lange was born in May 26, 1895 in Hoboken New Jersey. She began to do documentary photography in New York. She is best “known for her Depression-era work.” She was living in San Francisco when the Great Depression started; the Great Depression attracted her so she started to take picture of people that were hit the hardest. She also worked for the Federal Resettlement Administration which later became the Farm Security Administration. Working for this administrations Dorothea had to
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Lange
Website: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~UG97/fsa/lang.html

Photographer: Helen Levitt
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Life: 1913-
Style: Documentary
Country: USA
Blurb: Helen Levitt was born on August 31, 1913 and “grew up in Brooklyn, New York.” Levitt quit school so she started to teach herself how to use a camera and the history of photography. In the year of 1937 she began to teach art classes to kids and at the same time “became intrigued with the transitory chalk drawings that were part of the New York children’s street culture of the time.” She decided to photograph the chalk drawings and the artists which were the children, her photographs tur
Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Levitt
Website: http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/levitt_helen.html

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