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    Iconic photographers

    Marc drew my attention to the photos of Bert Hardy:

    Bert Hardy's photographs - in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian



    A wonderful set of photos.

    I've always been attracted to the work of photojournalists of the past.

    Let's hear what icons of photography you would like to share.
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    Re: Iconic photographers

    Years ago I visited an exhibition on Senn, Schaub and Schuh, three Swiss photo reporters from the 1st part of the 20th century. I remain impressed by their work...







    Keen to see the inspiration of others.


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    Re: Iconic photographers

    Another favourite was Werner Bischoff


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    Re: Iconic photographers

    And probably the most famous was Rene Burri with his photos of Ché






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    Re: Iconic photographers

    Of the various portrait photographers, Yousuf Karsh must rate as one of the greatest (at least IMHO).

    I remember being stunned by an exhibition of his work at the NPG.







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    Re: Iconic photographers

    Any additions to this thread?

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    Re: Iconic photographers

    I think about a year ago, someone in the forum asked "how can I take pictures like Nick Brandt?". I checked him out and was entranced.







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    Re: Iconic photographers

    Well, lets have some women:

    Mary Ellen Mark
    Margaret Bourke-White
    Bernice Abbot
    Julia Margaret Cameron
    Jane Evelyn Atwood
    Graciela Iturbide
    Olivia Parker

    How about non-white:

    Gordon Parks
    Domon Ken
    Hiroshi Hamaya
    Raghubir Singh
    Shoichi Ono

    Nothing against white guys, I happen to be one myself (in fact, some of my best friends are white guys), but the history is just dominated by them and some other points of view can be nice. Sorry I am not linking. (I just think the WWW is just destroying respect for copyright.)
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    Re: Iconic photographers

    Quote Originally Posted by Hosermage View Post



    *images borrowed from google images
    Amazingly intense.

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    Re: Iconic photographers

    Another women

    Dorothea Lange - I am a fan

    and comments on my favorites -- Arnold Newman and Herb Ritts.

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    Re: Iconic photographers

    Dorothea Lange's work is some of the most iconic from the depression era.

    "Migrant Mother" : http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ntMother02.jpg

    It is only after a while that you see that the mother is holding a small baby.

    She had a great eye for composition, evident in "tractored out" :

    MoMA | The Collection | Dorothea Lange. Tractored Out, Childress County, Texas. 1938
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    Re: Iconic photographers

    Quote Originally Posted by Shashin View Post
    Sorry I am not linking. (I just think the WWW is just destroying respect for copyright.)
    I guess that is why many museums, such as MOMA, allow you to share their collection as E-cards:

    MoMA | The Collection | E-Cards | E-Cards

    ????

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    Re: Iconic photographers

    Pictures from the past - a very interesting series by The Guardian:

    Pictures from the past | Art and design | The Guardian

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    Re: Iconic photographers


    Had a chance to go through some of Jeff's photographs ,amazing seeing his images printed and hearing the stories behind the pictures ...


    This image was taken on Kalaupapa , Molokai .... entitled "The Great Escape "

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    Re: Iconic photographers

    Just finished watching this ... amazing
    W. Eugene Smith: Photography Made Difficult (1/9) - YouTube

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