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Ansel Adams

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April 22nd 1984

His black and white photographs of...
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Mathew Brady
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May 18th 1822

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First to photographically document the civil...
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Julia Margaret Cameron
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June 11, 1815

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For her techniques used in her por...
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Alfred Stieglitz

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July 13, 1946

Known for his work in promoting...
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W. Eugene Smith

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October 15, 1978

Humanistic Photography

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Dorothea Lange
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May 26, 1895

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Photographing the great depression.

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Alexander Rodchenko

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December 3,1956

His bold and unusual presp...
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Robert Frank

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Lennart Nilsson

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Macro Photography

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Annie Liebovitz

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Controversial portraits of celebrities.

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Richard Avedon
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May 15, 1923

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Pushed the boundaries of fashion

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Jerry Ueslmann
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June 11, 1934

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Seamlessly grafted photographs

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  1. 1. Master of Photography: Born: Ansel Adams Famous For: B&W or Color: April 22nd 1984 His black and white photographs of nature Type of Photography: Sample Image Died: February 20th 1902 nature Black and white Biographical Information: Ansel Adams was a visionary figure in nature photography and wilderness preservation. Adams' role in the Sierra Club grew rapidly and the Club became vital to his early success as a photographer. Adams was often criticized for not including humans in his photographs and for representing an idealized wilderness that no longer exists. Sample Image Description of Work: Ansel Adams work can be described as black and white photographs of nature. These pictures have a high contrast and have a wide range of grey’s. His photographs are crisp and clear and have unique angels. Sample Image
  2. 2. Master of Photography: Born: Mathew Brady Died: May 18th 1822 Famous For: First to photographically document the civil war. Type of Photography: B&W or Color: Sample Image January 15, 1896 portraits Black and white Biographical Information: Mathew Brady is often referred to as the father of photojournalism and is most well known for his documentation of the Civil War. At his own expense, he organized a group of photographers and staff to follow the troops as the first field-photographers. In 1862 Brady shocked the nation when he displayed the first photographs of the carnage of the war in his New York Studio in an exhibit entitled "The Dead of Antietam." Sample Image Description of Work: Mathew Brady’s photographs can be described as black and white photographs of the civil war. They have a grim feeling to them. Sample Image
  3. 3. Master of Photography: Born: Julia Margaret Cameron Died: June 11, 1815 Famous For: For her techniques used in her portraits. Type of Photography: B&W or Color: Sample Image January 26, 1879 portraits sepia Biographical Information: In December 1863, little more than a year after Roger Fenton retired from photography and sold his equipment, Julia Margaret Cameron received her first camera. Photography became Cameron's link to the writers, artists, and scientists who were her spiritual and artistic advisors, friends, neighbors, and intellectual correspondents. Her photographs were not universally admired, especially by fellow photographers. Cameron dismissed the condemnation of the photographic establishment, writing later that it would have dispirited her "had I not valued that criticism at its worth," basking instead in the positive judgment of artists and friends. Sample Image Description of Work: Julia Margaret Cameron has an unusual method of taking pictures. She uses the cameras focus to create a blur in her photographs. She likes to take portrait pictures and uses a sepia tone. Sample Image
  4. 4. Master of Photography: Born: Alfred Stieglitz Famous For: B&W or Color: July 13, 1946 Known for his work in promoting the medium of photography as an art form. Type of Photography: Sample Image Died: January 1, 1864 Every Day Life Black and White Biographical Information: Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1864, and schooled as an engineer in Germany, Alfred Stieglitz returned to New York in 1890 determined to prove that photography was a medium as capable of artistic expression as painting or sculpture. Sample Image Description of Work: Alfred Stieglitz uses black and white photography and he tends to use different subject matter instead of focusing on the same object or person. His photo’s have a wide range of grey’s and a high contrast. Sample Image
  5. 5. Master of Photography: Born: W. Eugene Smith Famous For: B&W or Color: October 15, 1978 Humanistic Photography Type of Photography: Sample Image Died: December 30, 1918 Portrait Black and White Biographical Information: In 1950, he was sent to the United Kingdom to cover the General Election, in which the Labour Party, under Clement Attlee, was narrowly victorious. In January 1972, Smith was attacked by Chisso employees near Tokyo, in an attempt to stop him from further publicizing the Minamata disease to the world. Although Smith survived the attack, his sight in one eye deteriorated. Sample Image Description of Work: Eugene Smith focuses on themes that bring out emotions such as grief and sorrow from the viewer. The subject matter along with the black and white coloring give the photo’s a depressing feel. Sample Image
  6. 6. Master of Photography: Born: Dorothea Lange Died: May 26, 1895 Famous For: Photographing the great depression. Type of Photography: B&W or Color: Sample Image October 11, 1965 Portrait Black and White Biographical Information: in 1919 she set up a successful portrait studio where she took works such as Clayburgh Children, San Francisco . In the late 1920s she became dissatisfied with studio work and experimented with landscape and plant photography, although she found the results unsatisfactory. With the Stock Market crash of 1929 Lange decided to look for subjects outside her studio. Turning to the effects of the economic decline she took photographs such as General Strike, San Francisco. Sample Image Description of Work: Dorthea Lange uses models that have a worn and sad look to them in hopes to make the viewer feel sorry for the people in the photographs. Her photos have high lighting and not many shadows. Sample Image
  7. 7. Master of Photography: Born: Alexander Rodchenko Famous For: B&W or Color: December 3,1956 His bold and unusual prespectives. Type of Photography: Sample Image Died: December 5, 1891 Portrait Black and White Biographical Information: He worked as a painter and graphic designer before turning to photomontage and photography. Sample Image Description of Work: Alexander Rodchenko uses different objects in his photo’s instead of focusing on a single model or object. His photo’s have high contrast and a large spread of grey’s. Sample Image
  8. 8. Master of Photography: Born: Robert Frank Famous For: B&W or Color: N/A His use of grainy, dramatic, blurred and tilted shots. Type of Photography: Sample Image Died: November 9, 1924 Every Day Life Black and White Biographical Information: Though Frank and his family remained safe in Switzerland during World War II, the threat of Nazism nonetheless affected his understanding of oppression. He turned to photography, in part as a means to escape the confines of his business-oriented family and home, and trained under a few photographers and graphic designers before he created his first hand-made book of photographs, 40 fotos, in 1946. Frank emigrated to the United States in 1947, and secured a job in New York City as a fashion photographer for Harper's Bazaar. Sample Image Description of Work: Robert Frank’s photo’s can be described as tense, slightly out of focus and angled in an odd way. There’s low contrast in his photographs. Sample Image
  9. 9. Master of Photography: Born: Lennart Nilsson Famous For: B&W or Color: N/A Macro Photography Type of Photography: Sample Image Died: August 24, 1922 Macro Photography Color Biographical Information: Lennart Nilsson was born in Strängnäs, Sweden. His father and uncle were both photographers. His father gave him his first camera at age twelve. When he was approximately fifteen, he saw a documentary about Louis Pasteur that made him interested in microscopy. Within a few years, Nilsson had acquired a microscope and was making microphotographs of insects. In his late teens and twenties, he began taking a series of environmental portraits with an Icoflex Zeiss camera, and had the opportunity to photograph many famous Swedes Sample Image Description of Work: Lennart Nilsson uses color pictures of microscopic objects. His photographs have this cartoony feel to them. His photo’s are bright and have a high contrast of colors. Sample Image
  10. 10. Master of Photography: Born: Annie Liebovitz Famous For: B&W or Color: N/A Controversial portraits of celebrities. Type of Photography: Sample Image Died: October 2, 1949 Portrait Black and White and Color Biographical Information: When Leibovitz returned to the United States in 1970, she started her career as staff photographer, working for the just launched Rolling Stone magazine.. Sample Image Description of Work: Annie Liebovitz uses lighting, angle and focus to create beautiful images that have high contrast and crisp detail. Sample Image
  11. 11. Master of Photography: Born: Richard Avedon Died: May 15, 1923 Famous For: Pushed the boundaries of fashion Type of Photography: B&W or Color: Sample Image October 1, 2004 Portraits Black and White Biographical Information: He was the son of Jacob Israel Avedon, a Russian-born immigrant who after working menial jobs started a successful retail dress business on Fifth Avenue called Avedon’s Fifth Avenue. His mother Anna, came from a family that owned a dress manufacturing business. She had encouraged his love of fashion and art. At the age of 12, Richard Avedon’s interests sparked in the photography world when he joined the Young Men’s Hebrew Association (YMHA) Camera Club. In 1944, Avedon began working as an advertising photographer for a department store, but was quickly endorsed by Alexe Brodovitch, the art director for the fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar. Sample Image Description of Work: His photographs have high contrast and the models are always showing some different emotion. Sample Image
  12. 12. Master of Photography: Born: Jerry Ueslmann Died: June 11, 1934 Famous For: Seamlessly grafted photographs Type of Photography: B&W or Color: Sample Image N/A Composite Images Black and White Biographical Information: Uelsmann was born in Detroit, Michigan. While attending public schools, at the age of fourteen, there sparked an interest in photography. He believed that through photography he could exist outside of himself, to live in a world captured through the lens. Despite poor grades, he managed to land a few jobs, primarily photographs of models. Eventually Uelsmann went on to earn a BA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and M.S. and M.F.A. degrees from Indiana University. Uelsmann is a master printer, producing composite photographs with multiple negatives and extensive darkroom work. He uses up to a dozen enlargers at a time to produce his final images, and has a large archive of negatives that he has shot over the years. Sample Image Description of Work: His photographs have an unrealistic and fantasy theme to them. Sample Image

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