PhotographyModule 1-Lesson 2-Assignment Evalution. By Seamus Mahoney
OVERVIEWAnsel Adams Edward S Curtis Yousuf KarshDiane Arbus Kevin Carter Michael Melford
Ansel Adams In 1927, Adams produced his ﬁrst portfolio, Parmelians Prints of the High Sierras. He joined the prestigious Roxburghe Club, an association devoted to ﬁne printing and high standards in book arts. With the sponsorship and promotion of Albert Bender, Adamss ﬁrst portfolio was a success (earning nearly $3,900). In 1930 Taos Pueblo, Adamss ﬁrst book, was published with text by writer Mary Hunter Austin. Adams was able to put on his ﬁrst solo museum exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution in 1931, featuring 60 prints taken in the High Sierra. Birth In 1933 Adams opened his own Death art and photography gallery inSan Francisco, California Montery, California Feb 20, 1902 April 22, 1984 San Francisco.
Adams was born in the WesternAddition of San Francisco, California, He taught himself piano at ageto distinctly upper-class parents twelve. Music became the main focus of his later youth. Around 1916 His father gave him his ﬁrst camera, a Kodak Brownie box camera, during that stay and he took his ﬁrst photographs with his "usual hyperactive enthusiasm". He learned basic darkroom technique working part-time for a San Francisco photo ﬁnisher. In 1928, Ansel Adams married Virginia Best in Bests Studio in Yosemite Valley. Virginia inherited the studio from her artist father on his death in 1935, and the Adams continued to operate the studio until 1971. The studio, now known as the Ansel Adams Gallery, remains in the hands of the Adams family.
In 1885 at the age of seventeen Edward S Curtis Edward became an apprentice photographer in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 1887 the family moved to Seattle, Washington, where Edward purchased a new camera and became a partner in an existing photographic studio with Rasmus Rothi. Edward paid $150 for his 50 percent share in the studio. After about six months, Curtis left Rothi and formed a new partnership with Thomas Guptill. In 1898 while photographing Mt.Rainier, Curtis came upon a small group of scientists. One of them was George Bird Grinnell, an expert on Native Americans. Both Birth Death Grinnell and Curtis were invited onWhitewater, Wisconsin Los Angeles, California the famous Harriman Alaska Feb 16, 1868 Oct 19, 1952 Expedition in 1899.
Edward Curtis was born nearWhitewater, Wisconsin. Around 1874 the family moved from Wisconsin to Minnesota. Curtis dropped out of school in the sixth grade. He soon built his own camera. In 1880 the family lived in Cordova Township, Minnesota, where Johnson Curtis worked as a retail grocer. In 1892 Edward married Clara J. Phillips, Together they had four children. In 1896 the entire family moved to a new house to Seattle. Around 1922 Curtis moved to Los Angeles with his daughter Beth, and opened a new photo studio.
1910Nez Perce warrior on horse,photographed by Edward S Curtis.
Yousuf Karsh One of the mot famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time. Was the master of studio light, and using it to make the perfect portrait picture. He published 15 books of his photographs. Some famous subject photographed by Karsh were Muhammad Ali, Pope Pius XII, the rock band Rush, and Winston Churchill. His work is in permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada, New Yorks Museum of Modern Art, National Portrait Born Gallery of London, NationalMardin, Ottoman Turkey Died Portrait of Australia, and much Dec 23, 1908 Boston Massachusetts July 13, 2002 more.
Born in Mardin, a city in theeastern Ottoman Empire (Turkey). Karsh grew up during the Armenian Genocide At age 14, he ﬂed with his family to Syria, to escape persecution. Two years later Yousuf ’s parents sent him to live with his uncle George Nakash in Quebec, Canada. In 1928 Karsh’s uncle arranged for Karsh to apprentice with portrait photographer John Garo in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Yousuf started a business with another photographer John Powls in 1931 in Ottawa, Ontario. He moved his studio in 1973, and it remained there until he retired in 1992.
Winston Churchill 1941 photo by Yousuf Karsh
She began photographing on Diane Arbus assignment for magazines such as Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Sunday Times Magazine in 1959 In 1963 Arbus was awarded a Guggenhiem Fellowship for a project on "American rites, manners, and customs"; the fellowship was renewed in 1966. During the 1960s, she taught photography at the Parsons School of Design and the Cooper Union in New York City, and the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. The ﬁrst major exhibition of her photographs occurred at the Museum of Modern Art in a 1967 show called "New Documents". Birth Death New York She took a series of photographs in her Greenwich VillageMarch 14, 1923 later years of people with intellectual July 26, 1971 disability showing a range of emotions.
Arbus was born as Diane Nemerovto David Nemerov and GertrudeRussek Nemerov. The Nemerovs were a Jewish couple who lived in New York City. In 1941, at the age of 18, she married her childhood sweetheart Allan Arbus. Their ﬁrst daughter Doon was born in 1945 and their second daughter Amy was born in 1954. Diane and Allan Arbus separated in 1958, and they were divorced in 1969. Arbus experienced depressive episodes during her life similar to those experienced by her mother. On July 26, 1971, while living at Westbeth Artist Community in New York City, Arbus took her own life.
1967Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey.
Carter had started to work as weekend sports photographer in Kevin Carter 1983. In 1984 he moved on to work for the Johannesburg star, bent on exposing the brutality of apartheid. Member of the Bang-Bang Club, a group made of four photographers in South Africa. Carter was the ﬁrst to photograph a public execution by "necklacing" in South Africa in the mid-1980s. In March 1993, while on a trip to Sudan, Carter was preparing to photograph a starving toddler trying to reach a feeding centre when a vulture landed nearby. Carter reported to have Birth taken the picture, because it was hisJohannesburg, South Africa September 13, 1960 "job title", and leaving. He came under Death criticism for failing to help the girl. In Johannesburg, South Africa July 27, 1994, the photograph won the Pulitzer 1994 Prize for Feature Photography.
Kevin Carter was born in apartheidSouth Africa, and grew up in a After high school, Carter droppedmiddle-class, whites-only out of his studies to become aneighbourhood. As a child, he pharmacist and was drafted into theoccasionally saw police raids to arrest army, which he hated.blacks who were illegally living in thearea. In 1980, he witnessed a black mess- hall waiter being insulted. Carter defended the man, resulting in him being badly beaten by the other soldiers. He then went AWOL, attempted to start a new life as a radio disk-jockey named "David". This, however, proved more difﬁcult than he had anticipated. Suffering from depression, he attempted suicide. After witnessing the Church Street Bombing in Pretoria in 1983, he decided he wanted to become a news photographer.
Picture of a vulture stalking starving child by Kevin Carter, 1993.
Michael Melford A middle-distance runner, he was awarded Blues in 1936, 1937 and 1938 for appearing for Oxford in the annual athletics ﬁxture against Cambridge. From 1946 to 1950 he had been the athletics correspondent for The Observer, a position he subsequently held for a while at the Telegraph, covering the Olympic Games in Melbourne in 1956 and in Rome four years later. He was the Sunday Telegraph Born cricket and rugby correspondentSt. Johns Wood , Died from the papers launch in 1961 to London Gerrards Cross, 1975.November 9, 1916 Buckinghamshire April 18, 1999
Michael went to Charterhouse andthen studied for a Law degree atChrist Church, Oxford from 1935 to He toured North America as part of an1938. Oxbridge athletics team in 1937. Melford joined the Royal Artillery in 1939 at the start of World War II. He subsequently served in Egypt, Tunisia, Italy and the Balkans. By the end of the war he had attained the rank of major. He was Chairman of the Cricket Writers Club in 1962 and President in 1985. After retiring from day-to-day cricket reporting, Michael was the ghost writer of Peter Mays autobiography A Game Enjoyed. Michael also continued to write obituaries and to contribute to The Telegraph Cricket Yearbook. He wrote a well-regarded history of post-war cricket entitled After the Interval.