Influential Photographers

2019-10-06 On Photography Steve McCurry

On Photography: Steve McCurry, 1950-present

“Most of my photos are grounded in people, I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face.” – Steve McCurry India Graduating with honors

On Photography: the photography of Hiro

On Photography: Hiro, 1930-present

“To extract from a life what has shaped it along the way in an elusive exercise. Every experience has a hand in it. It is formed alone, with sudden brilliant

On Photography: Man Ray, 1890-1976

“Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred

Life magazine photographer featured in On Photography

On Photography: Marie Hansen, 1918-1969

“A good news photographer, particularly in magazine work, must fill some rather awesome qualifications. He, or she, must have a reporter’s nose for news, a movie director’s sense of the

On Photography: The work of Weegee a.k.a. Arthur Fellig

On Photography: Weegee, 1899-1968

“To me, pictures are like blintzes — ya gotta get ’em while they’re hot.” -Weegee  Weegee, the photographer Arthur Fellig’s pseudonym is the phonetic spelling of the Ouija board. He

2019-08-04 On Photography Co Rentmeester

On Photography: Co Rentmeester, 1936-present

“For me, the single word that best sums him up as a photographer is ‘bold’ ” -Philip B. Kunhart, Jr., editor, Life magazine describing Co Rentmeester Jacobus “Co” Rentmeester was

On Photography: Ernest Haas, 1921-1986

“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.” – Ernst Haas Ernest Haas is considered

On Photography: The photographs of Neil Armstrong on the Moon, July 20, 1969 from Photofocus

On Photography: Neil Armstrong, 1930-2012

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” -Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969 50 years ago, yesterday, human beings landed on another body in our solar system

The photography of Wynn Bullock in On Photography on Photofocus

On Photography: Wynn Bullock, 1902-1975

“Mysteries lie all around us, even in the most familiar things, waiting only to be perceived.” -Wynn Bullock Wynn Bullock started out as a singer. He was a chorus member

On Photography: Philippe Halsman Jumpology

“When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping and the mask falls so that the real person appears.” -Philippe Halsman Sometimes,

On Photography: Bert Stern, 1929-2013

“There have been many beautiful women since Marilyn Monroe. But who is there that has her total magic? Nobody has that vulnerability anymore.” -Bert Stern Bert Stern has been called

On Photography: The work of Herb Ritts

On Photography: Herb Ritts, 1952-2002

“Sometimes people have trouble with the context of why a picture is taken. Whether you take it for Vogue or for the GAP or for yourself matters little to me.

On Photography: The photos of Robert Capa

On Photography: Robert Capa, 1913-1954

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.” -Robert Capa Robert Capa is accepted as the greatest war photographer during the first half of the twentieth century. Capa