Category Archives: Famous Photographers

Robert Mapplethorpe

Year Born: Facts: Photographed nudes and self-portraits.

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Joel Peter Witkin

Year Born: 1939 Facts: Famous for photographing cadavers posed in real-life looking situations.

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Cindy Sherman

Year Born: 1954 Facts: Famous for photography portraits of women which represented gender roles in society. She photographed 69 photos of herself in different costumes. The 69 photos were published in a book titled: The Complete Untitled Film-Stills – 1977-1980.

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Diane Arbus

Year Born: 1923 Facts: Photographed bizarre and unusual people in the 50’s and 60’s. One famous photo is of a child with a toy hand grenade in Central Park, NYC. Below is one of her famous photos:

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Robert Frank

Year Born: 1924 Facts: Famous for photography during the 1950’s which captured the culture of America. His book containing many of his photos is titled The Americans.

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Walker Evans

Year Born: Facts: Documentary photographer during the Great Depression. Worked for the Farm Security Administration.

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Lewis Hines

Year Born: Facts: Ground-breaking photographer of child labor in the early 1900’s. He used photography to document unfair child labor, which helped initiate child labor laws.

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Julia Margaret Cameron

Year Born: 1815 Facts: Her photography intention was to capture beauty. Most of her photos are portraits.

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Duane Michals

Year Born: 1932 Facts: Famous for photo sequences. Many of the subjects and meanings of his photographs are abstract.

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Elliot Erwitt

Year Born: 1928 Facts: Famous for his photography in the 40’s , 50’s and 60’s in New York City. One of his most famous photographs are of an eye level view of a dog with a woman’s feet and legs … Continue reading

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