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When color photography first came onto the scene, many saw it as a novelty.  “Serious” photographers continued to shoot only in Black & White.  However a few photographers challenged that notion… the most famous is William Eggleston. Born in 1939 in Memphis, Tennessee, Eggleston was raised by an engineer father and his mother.  Eggleston was seen as introverted for […]

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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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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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Image copyright W. Eugene Smith William Eugene Smith was a photojournalist who is known for his humanistic approach. His most famous images come from his brutal coverage of World War II. Smith began his career shooting for two local newspapers in Wichita, Kansas. He then moved to New York City and began to work for Newsweek. He […]

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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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