The Great Photographers

Franco Fontana: is an Italian photographer born in Modena, on December, 9th, 1933. He is best known for his abstract colour landscapes…..

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Saul Leiter: (December 3, 1923 – November 26, 2013) was an American photographer and painter whose early work in the 1940s and 1950s was an important contribution to what came to be recognized as the New York School of photography…..

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Henri Cartier-Bresson: Born in Chanteloup, Seine-et-Marne, Henri Cartier-Bresson developed a strong fascination with painting early on, and particularly with Surrealism. In 1932, after spending a year in the Ivory Coast, he discovered the Leica – his camera of choice thereafter – and began a life-long passion for photography……

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Robert Capa: (bornOctober 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian combat photographer and photojournalist who covered five different wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the First Indochina War. He documented the course of World War II in London, North Africa, Italy, the Battle of Normandy on Omaha Beach and the liberation of Paris. His action photographs, such as those taken during the 1944 Normandy invasion, portray the violence of war with unique impact. In 1947, Capa co-founded Magnum Photos with, among others, the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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David Bailey:  Is regarded as one of the best British photographers. Born in the East End, he became a photographic assistant at the John French studio, then photographer for John Cole’s Studio Five before being contracted as a fashion photographer for British Vogue magazine in 1960. Along with Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy, he captured and helped create the ‘Swinging London’ of the 1960s.

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Brian Duffy: Brian Duffy (15 June 1933 – 31 May 2010) was an English photographer and film producer, best remembered for his fashion photography of the 1960s and 1970s, iconic Vidal Sassoon takes of hairstyle model Frankie Stein amongst many others, and his creation of the iconic “Aladdin Sane” image for David Bowie.

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John Swannell: Born in 1946. After leaving school at 16, he worked first as an assistant at Vogue Studios and then assisted David Bailey for four years before setting up his own studio……

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Mario Testino: Mario Testino was born in Lima, Peru. In 1976, after completing his studies in Peru, he arrived in London to pursue a career in photography……

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Norman Parkinson: Born 1913  April 21st Ronald William Parkinson……

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Richard Avedon: Was born in New York City to a Jewish Russian family. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, where he worked on the school paper with James Baldwin. After briefly attending Columbia University, he started as a photographer for the Merchant Marines in 1942, taking identification pictures of the crewmen with his Rolleiflex camera given to him by his father as a going-away present……

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Sally Soames: Was born in London and has lived there all her life. Her first assignment was for The Observer in 1963. She freelanced for The Guardian , The New York Times, Newsweek, The Observer and the Sunday Times, and various TV and film companies in the UK and the USA……

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Terence Donovan: Was born, the only  child of a working class family, in East London in 1936……

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 Eve Arnold: Eve Arnold was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Russian immigrant parents. She began photographing in 1946, while working at a photo-finishing plant in New York City, and then studied photography in 1948 with Alexei Brodovitch at the New School for Social Research in New York.

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