Category Archives: Famous Photographers

Margaret Bourke-White

Margaret Bourke-White is considered a very important photojournalist in America. She started a photography business in Cleveland Ohio in 1927 and focused on industry photography. Her photographs gained recognition and she was first published in Fortune Magazine. She later moved … Continue reading

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W. Eugene Smith

Born in 1918 in Kansas. Became a photographer for the Beacon and Wichita Eagle and later moved to New York to become a photographer for Newsweek. A few years later, in 1939, he worked for LIFE magazine. Most of his … Continue reading

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Robert Capa

Most famous for his photo from 1936 during the Spanish Civil War. The photo was of a Loyalist fighter being shot. Considered one of the greatest war photos of all time, although some skeptics believe the photo was staged. Robert … Continue reading

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William Eggleston

Photographer born in Tennessee in the year 1939. Considered to be the first photographer to gain recognition for color photography as an appreciated art form. He became a teacher at Harvard College in the early 70’s and published his first … Continue reading

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Paul Strand

Year Born: 1890 Facts: A student of the photographer Lewis Hines. He helped, like Alfred Stieglitz, to establish photography as an art form. He took photos in NY, Europe, and Africa. One of his most famous photos is titled Wall … Continue reading

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Ansel Adams

Year Born: 1902 Facts: Famous for his photography at Yosemite National Park. Founded the group f/64 – an aperture setting which is very small and allows sharp-focused landscape photography. Developed the Zone System with Fred Archer. This system helped a … Continue reading

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Alfred Eisenstaedt

Year Born: 1898 Facts: His all-time famous photo is of the sailor and nurse during the V-Day celebration. He was also a photographer for Life Magazine. One of his last photo-shoots were of President Bill Clinton at Martha’s Vineyard.

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Edward J. Steichen

Year Born: 1879 Facts: Photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue starting in 1923. Many of his photos appeared in Alfred Stieglitz photo journal Camera Work. One famous photo he captured was the Flatiron Building.

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Alfred Stieglitz

Year Born: 1864 Facts: Most famous for getting photography accepted as an art form. Worked as an editor for Camera Notes before creating Camera Work, which was first printed in 1902 (dated January 1903). The photo journal contained photos and … Continue reading

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Edward Weston

Year Born: 1886 Facts: Famous for highly detailed photography which included nudes, landscapes, and still life. One photo he is famous for is titled Pepper No. 30, a photo taken in 1930 which looks like a nude woman.

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