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Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer and photojournalist.  His specialty is focussing on documenting the social classes of England as well as the economy of the Western world. He has published approximately 40 photo books as well as exhibited extensively. He cites that his grandfather, George Parr (an amateur photographer) as his early influence. His style combines close-up photography with […]

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Ricky Powell is a street photographer from New York who’s well known for both his work with and influence within the Rap community. His style of shooting is usually street photography or environmental portraits. Powell’s work began as a way to retaliate against an ex-girlfriend. In 1985 when he broke up with a cheating girlfriend, she […]

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Andreas Gursky is a German photographer who is know for his large format images.  He often takes architecture and landscape photos that are taken from a high point of view. Gursky began his career in Düsseldorf, as both his father and grandfather were commercial photographers. Most of Gursky’s images are made of large, man-made spaces.  He […]

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William Klein was born American, but has lived and worked in France for most his life.  He is works as a photographer and filmmaker and is recognized for both photojournalism and fashion photography. While in the US Army he toured both Germany and France, and settled in Paris.  He initially pursued painting and kinetic sculptures. While he […]

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Milton Rogovin began his career as an optometrist.  However during his career he was cut short.  Rogovin was called to testify in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee in 1957 because of his communist beliefs.  He refused to testify and found himself ostracized. After losing his optometry practice, he picked up a camera.  He decided […]

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Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian-born photographer best known for his social documentary photography of workers in less developed nations.  He began his career as an economist who worked with the World Bank.  He abandoned his career and became a full-time photographer in 1973. Salgado spends his time traveling to countries to capture stories. He is known […]

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Claude Cahun (Born Lucy Renee Mathilde Schwob) was a French artist, writer and photographer.  She kept her photography mostly to herself in her day and was best known for her writing.  She did seem to participate in a few shows, but hid her identity as a woman. She began her making self-portraits in 1912 at the […]

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This past week, many site owners of Zenfolio and SmugMug that shoot Boudoir photography had found out private and unlisted galleries were being accessed by people who were using these photos for ransom, personal pleasure and other terrible things. There are forums and chats specifically dedicated to figuring out passwords, sharing links and finding other […]

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Elizabeth “Lee” Miller was an American photographer from New York.  She began her career as a successful fashion model in the 1920′s, but then moved to Paris and behind the camera.  She became a well-established fashion and fine art photographer.  During World War II she became a war photographer and covered events like  the London Blitz, the liberation […]

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Sam Abell is a photographer best known for his work with National Geographic.  His work is often considered some of the more artistic published by the magazine (which he began shooting for in 1967). Abell primarily shoots a documentary style, but chooses to create images that also stand open to artistic interpretation.  He rarely shoots with […]

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Dickey Chapelle was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  She went on to study at MIT, but left to work at a local airfield. Eventually she relocated to New York and began working as a photographer for Trans World Airlines. While her credentials were a bit thin, her willpower was not.  She went on to become a  war correspondent photojournalist […]

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As a freelancer, I wear different hats depending on the job and the client.  Whether I am a Producer, DP or Event Photographer, a big part of my job is knowing how to ask for and get what I need to make the job work for my client. I began my career in human services. […]

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Helmut Newton was was a German-Australian fashion photographer.  His style is widely recognized and often imitated.  His life began with many challenges and turmoil. He was born Helmut Neustädter to Jewish parents in Berlin.   He became interested in photography at age 12 when he bought his first camera and worked he German photographer Yva (de) (Elsie Neulander […]

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  George Hurrell is considered as a significant contributor to glamour photography during the 1930s and 1940s.  He spent that time making portraits of several of Hollywood’s elite. He began his career as a painter, who’s only interest in photography was to record his paintings.  After he moved from Chicago to southern California however, photography proved to […]

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Photograph copyright Art Kane. Art Kane was a fashion and music photographer who shot from the 1950s through the early 1990s.  He created many popular photographs  of popular musicians during that time.  After serving in the Army, he returned to a successful publishing career.  He served as the art director for Seventeen magazine (landing the job at age […]

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David LaChapelle is an American photographer who’s split his time between commercial and fine-art.  He’s also directed film and music video projects and worked as an artist. He is known for a style that focusses on hyper-realism and for subversive themes. At age 17, LaChapelle met Andy Warhol.  He was offered his first job as a photographer at Interview […]

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Brian Duffy began his career as a fashion artist for Harper’s Bazaar. Once exposed to photography, he began his career as a photo assistant. He soon went on to shoot for British Vogue from 1957 to 1963. He also shot several album covers and sessions for musician David Bowie. Here he worked along with two other […]

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Edward Steichen had an extremely diverse career in the arts as a photographer, painter, and art gallery and museum curator. He began as an artist at the age of 15. In his day, Steichen was considered as the best known and highest paid photographer in the world. He is often considered to be the first modern […]

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Editor’s Note: This is an update of a profile written by Scott Bourne. Yousuf Karsh lived from 1908 until 2002. He was the Ansel Adams of portrait photography. It’s pretty easy to spot a Karsh. Like images from Adams, they just stand out. Karsh worked extensively in Canada running a portrait studio. But it was […]

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Editor’s Note: This is an update of a profile written by Scott Bourne. Today I’d like to talk about one of my personal favorites and a man whose work I admire to this day – Paul Strand. Paul Strand lived from 1890 until 1976. He was peer to giants like Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston. […]

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Each weekend we look at a photographer who’s influenced the photography world.  Richard Avedon is this week’s subject. Richard Avedon (1923—2004) was a fashion and portrait photographer.  The New York Times said that “his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century.” He began his career as […]

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