10 MOST FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL TIME

10 MOST FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS OF ALL TIME

If you want to take truly memorable and moving photographs, you can learn something by studying the pictures of famous photographers. Some of the most beloved artists are deceased, but some are still delighting us with their photographs. The list below includes some of the more famous photographers that still impact our lives today.

1- ANSEL ADAMS:  is probably the most easily recognized name of any photographer. His landscapes are stunning; he achieved an unparalleled level of contrast using creative darkroom work. You can improve your own photos by reading Adams’ own thoughts as he grew older, when he wished that he had kept himself strong enough physically to continue his work.

ANSEL ADAMS WITH HIS CAMERA

 2.  YOUSUF KARSH: has taken photographs that tell a story, and that are more easily understood than many others. Each of his portraits tells you all about the subject. He felt as though there was a secret hidden behind each woman and man. Whether he captures a gleaming eye or a gesture done totally unconsciously, these are times when humans temporarily lose their masks. Karsh’s portraits communicate with people.

YOUSUF KARSH

3- ROBERT KAPA: has taken photographs that tell a story, and that are more easily understood than many others. Each of his portraits tells you all about the subject. He felt as though there was a secret hidden behind each woman and man. Whether he captures a gleaming eye or a gesture done totally unconsciously, these are times when humans temporarily lose their masks. Karsh’s portraits communicate with people.

ROBERT KAPPA

4- HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON:   has a style that makes him a natural on any top ten photographer list. His style has undoubtedly influenced photography as much as anyone else’s. He was among the first to use 35mm film, and he usually shot in black and white. We are not graced by more of his work, since he gave up the craft about 30 years before he passed away. It’s sad that there are fewer photographs by Cartier-Bresson to enjoy.

HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON

5- DORTHEA LANGE:  took photographs during the Great Depression. She took the famous photo of a migrant mother, which is said to be one of the best-known photographs in history. In the 1940s, she also photographed the Japanese internment camps, and these photographs show sad moments in American history.

DORTHEA LANGE

6-JERRY UELSMAN-  created unique images with composite photographs. Being very talented in the darkroom, he used this skill in his composites. He never used digital cameras, since he felt that his creative process was more suited to the darkroom.

JERRY UELSMAN


7- ANNIE LIEBOVITZ:  does fine photographic portraits and is most well known for her work with Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone magazine. Her photographs are intimate, and describe the subject. She’s unafraid of falling in love with the people she photographed.

ANNIE LIEBOVITZ

 

8- BRASSAI:   is the pseudonym for Gyula Halasz, and he was well known for his photographs of ordinary people. He was proof that you don’t have to travel far to find interesting subjects. He used ordinary people for his subjects, and his photos are still captivating.

BRASSAI


9- BRIAN DUFFY:  was a British photographer who shot fashion in the 1960s and 70s. He lost his photographic interest at one time and burned many negatives, but then he began taking photos again a year before he died.

BRIAN DUFFY

 

10- JAY MAISEL:  is a famous modern photographer. His photos are simple; he doesn’t use complex lighting or fancy cameras. He often only takes one lens on photo outings, and he enjoys taking photos of shapes and lights that he finds interesting.

JAY MAISEL

 

NOW, LET’S GO THROUGH 1-10, AND DISPLAY A 
PHOTO TAKEN BY EACH OF THESE ARTISTS:
 
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Why would I take the time for all of us to learn about these famous photographers?  Because when we learn of their styles, their life, their work ethic, what they went through to get to where they became famous, then we as photographers today, will learn as well.  Go to Google, Wikipedia, and learn about their lives.  Hope you enjoyed this, and please share this.
 
 

 
 
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THE ABOVE ARTICLE WAS PARTIALLY WRITTEN BY:  MORRIS PAWTUCKET AND PUBLISHED ORIGINALLY BY PICTURE/CORRECT

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