Famous photographers

Explore the captivating and iconic photographs captured by famous photographers. Get inspired by their unique perspectives and techniques to enhance your own photography skills.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French photographer who was known for "candid" photography. He was also an early user of 35 mm film. He was born in 1908 and died in 2004. Part of his book, The Decisive Moment, 1952 I personally like this photo because it shows how composed a candid photo can be. This photo clearly was taken quickly, as he had to capture the birds flying away, but it looks as if a lot of time and planning went into it. He talks about this candid, quick photography in his book The…

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Michael J. Salter
thesiger

This iconic surrealist image of the women with the spherical tears is by avant-garde photographer and artist Man Ray (1890-1976). It is marvellously theatrical, and surreal because it only partly …

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lianming zhang

Ansel Adams (1902-1984) a very well know master of photography and arguably the most influential landscape photographer in American history. He was a lifelong conservationist who encouraged understanding of, and respect for, the natural environment. Born in a suburb of coastal San Francisco in 1902, Adams was the only

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Becks Jane
Bruce Davidson Jimmy Armstrong, 'The Dwarf'. Palisades, New Jersey, USA. 1958. © Bruce Davidson. Magnum Photos.

From the "Circus" series (1958) by Magnum Photos photographer Bruce Davidson. This famous black and white photograph captures Jimmy Armstrong, "The Dwarf", resting while at a circus in Palisades, New Jersey. View the full "Circus" photography series by clicking on the above link. #blackandwhitephotography #carnivalphotos #vintagecarnival #photographydocumentary

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