Assistant to Man Ray who early in her career photographed famous writers/artists. Most famous for her obsession with Eugene Adget's work of old Paris. She collected his work and brought it back to New York. After moving to New York, she began documenting New York very similarly to Adget's Paris work.
West Coast photographer; inventor of the "Zone System"; fierce environmentalist; mainly photographed Yellowstone National Park; as a child he was considered hyper-active.
Daughter of a wealthy Jewish family from New York; began her photography with her husband at an ad agency; studied under Lizette Modell and adapted her style of aggressive, often sarcastic photography; famous for her work in nudist colonies and "freaks"; portrayed normal people as abnormal and abnormal people as normal.
Poor Frenchman who documented the streets of Paris; used an old viewfinder camera; mainly photographed store fronts and old Parisian architecture; died pennyless; his work was resurrected by Bernice Abbott
Famous Life photographer (got the first cover of the magazine); mainly considered an industrial photographer -- portrayed machines in a reverent sort of way; popular among the public because of her adventurous attitude towards photography (many photos of her were taken while she was hanging off of skyscrapers or doing other crazy things)
Anton Giulio Bragaglia
An Italian heavily involved in the Futurist movement; worked for magazines such as, L'Artista and Cronache di Attualita; developed what he called "photodynamism," which was a style of high-key lighting with long-exposures to create movement of subjects.
Began as an assistant to Man Ray; born in Germany; famous for his dark, dramatic prints; did a lot of work with nudes while using wide-angle lens for distortion
Studied painting in Hungary and Berlin; met Kertez and became interested in photography; famous for his "Paris at Night" where he photographed in Paris nightclubs; during WWII he stayed in Paris with Picasso.
Founder of Surrealism; author of the Surrealist Manifesto
Russian-born photographer, designer and instructor who is most famous for his art direction of fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar; Brodovitch experimented and introduced Surrealism to the pages of the magazine
An American photographer; Appointed by Maholy-Nagy to teach at the Institute of Design in Chicago; photographed his wife over a period of fifteen years
Hungarian Jew that moved to Germany but evacuated during Hitler's rise to power; with his girlfriend he changed his name to sound more American; well-known for getting "in the action" and getting too close in his pictures; worked for Life; famous photos of the D-Day invasion in WWII, as well as many other wars.
Roommates with Robert Capa; began at first as a painter and surrealist photographer; Capa convinces him to become a photojournalist; author of the book "The Decisive Moment"; founded, with Capa, Magnum photo agency; pursued cinematography in the '30's.
Alvin Langdon Coburn
was an early 20th century photographer who was key in the development of Pictorialism; worked extensively with Stieglitz, appearing in his galleries and magazine Camera Work; later in life he became a druid...because he's weird like that.
French modernist; collaborated with Picasso's paintings; famous poet; author of "The Human Voice"
An Italian Futurist painter; inspired by Marinetti; designed covers for Vogue; founded Dinamo magazine
Associated with the Dadaist and Surrealist movements; drew "A Nude Descending a Staircase #2" copying Picasso's work; took a picture of a urinal and called it "Fountain"; displayed in Stieglitz's studio;
Photographer of FSA during the Great Depression; grew up a privileged boy and studied art in Europe; his portraits are often considered "cold" and he was well-known as being extremely difficult to work with; during the Great Depression, he took many photos of ironic signs -- contrasted with Lange's sympathetic photos, Evans was very sarcastic
T. Lux Feininger
Studied at Bauhaus under Maholy-Nagy; self-taught photographer; taught at Cambridge later in life
A Swiss Jew who fled to New York after WWII; was Steichen's assistant; bought his camera from Cartier-Bresson; received Gugenheim to travel around America; influenced heavily by Evans; author of the book "The Americans"
Far-left Communist who criticized the German government; changed his name to sound more America, thinking that it insulted his German heritage; famous graphic designer who used and developed photo montages.
From Oshkosh, WI; worked at a furniture factory; took photographs of children working in factories; created a documentary of child labor; photographed immigrants at Ellis Island; photographed street children at night
Famous for developing the photo montage with Hausmann and Heartfield; romantically involved with Hausmann; member of the Dadaist movement; promoted androgynous depictions of women
Russian cinematographer and photographer...but mainly he made movies; most famous movie was "Man with the Movie Camera"; part of the Constructivist movement
Brother of Mikhail; more successful than his brother; won an oscar; made the famous American film, "On the Waterfront"
Hungarian; took mainly snapshots of daily life in Hungary; photographed soldier's lives during WWI; after the war took photos on the streets in Paris; unable to penetrate the American market because of WWII
From New York; photographed aggressively, often getting photos of people looking mad, confused, or crazy; disliked Steichen's "Family of Man"; famous for photographing fashion models on the street
American; had a very tough childhood -- suffered from polio and had a limp; most famous for her work with the FSA; photographed the Depression and migrant workers during the Depression; took very sympathetic photos
Father owned a photo studio in Budapest; became a still photographer on motion picture sets; revolutionized modern magazine layout; went on to become the first editor of Life Magazine; made famous by his photo juxtapositions
Born to missionaries in China; founder of Time, Life, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and many other publications
Among one of the earliest filmmakers with his brother; besides films, his biggest contribution was to color photography, developing a color process method from potatoes.
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