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Master Photographers

Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz was born on October 2, 1949, in Waterbury, Connecticut. While studying painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, she took night classes in photography, and in 1970, she began doing work for Rolling Stone magazine. She became Rolling Stone’s chief photographer in 1973. By the time she left the magazine, ten years later, […]

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Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt, born Hermann Wilhelm Brandt, (2 May 1904 – 20 December 1983) was a German-British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to England, where he became known for his high-contrast images of British society, his distorted nudes and landscapes, and is widely considered to be one of the most important British […]

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Edward Weston

Edward Henry Weston (March 24, 1886 – January 1, 1958) was a 20th century American photographer. He has been called “one of the most innovative and influential American photographers…” and “one of the masters of 20th Century photography”. Over the course of his forty-year career Weston photographed an increasingly expansive set of subjects, including landscapes, […]

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Ansel Adams

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902– April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist best known for his black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially of Yosemite National Park. With Fred Archer, Adams developed the Zone System as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The […]

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908– August 3, 2004) was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism. He was an early adopter of 35 mm format, and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the “street photography” or “life reportage” style that has influenced generations of photographers who followed. Throughout the 20th […]

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