Famous photographers

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Sebastião Salgado (photojournalist)

From Wikipedia: Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado Júnior (born February 8, 1944) is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist.

He has traveled in over 120 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these have appeared in numerous press publications and books. Touring exhibitions of this work have been presented throughout the world.

Salgado is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He was awarded the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund Grant in 1982, Foreign Honorary Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992 and the Royal Photographic Society's Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship  in 1993.

The silent drama of photography | Sebastião Salgado (TED Talks)

Economics PhD Sebastião Salgado only took up photography in his 30s, but the discipline became an obsession. His years-long projects beautifully capture the human side of a global story that all too often involves death, destruction or decay. Here, he tells a deeply personal story of the craft that nearly killed him, and shows breathtaking images from his latest work, Genesis, which documents the world's forgotten people and places.

Sebastião Salgado (The Art of Photography)

Sebastião Salgado was born in Brazil on February 8, 1944. He grew up on a farm with his seven sisters. Salgado originally pursued a career in economics graduating with his masters degree from the University of São Paulo. After beginning his doctorate, he moved to London and worked as an economist for the International Coffee Organization. Around the age of 26, he began to develop an interest in photography. It didn’t take long to develop his skill and within several years he decided to pursue a second career as a photo journalist. In 1979 he joined Magnum Photos of which he was a member until starting his own agency in 1994.

The Salt of the Earth - Official Trailer

Sebastiao Salgado (Photos)

Sebastião Salgado

África - Sebastião Salgado

Sebastião Salgado on Photography (FCC HK)

Ansel Adams (landscape photographer)

From Wikipedia: Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist. His black and white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, books, and the internet.

Adams and Fred Archer developed the Zone System as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. He primarily used large-format cameras because the large film used with these cameras (primarily 5x4 and 8x10) contributed to sharpness in his prints.

Adams founded the photography group known as Group f/64, along with fellow photographers Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston.

Ansel Adams: Landscape Photography

Ansel Adams (The Art of Photography)

Ansel Adams Most Famous Photograph: Moon Over Hernandez

Exclusive Look Into Ansel Adams’ Home and Darkroom

Ansel Adams - - Centennial Collection

W. Eugene Smith (photojournalist)

From Wikipedia: William Eugene Smith (December 30, 1918 – October 15, 1978) was an American photojournalist, renowned for the dedication he devoted to his projects and his uncompromising professional and ethical standards. Smith developed the photo essay into a sophisticated visual form. His most famous studies included brutally vivid World War II photographs, the clinic of Dr Schweitzer in French Equatorial Africa, the city of Pittsburgh, the dedication of an American country doctor and a nurse midwife, and the pollution which damaged the health of the residents of Minamata in Japan

The World of W. Eugene Smith (The Art of Photography)

W. Eugene Smith is probably one of the most brilliant photojournalists of the mid-20th century. He was a master of the photo essay as his contributions to LIFE magazine, Harpers Bazaar, and the New York Times touched a generation. He was one of the most prolific photographers ever leaving a legacy of hundreds of thousands of photos. This is the story of W Eugene Smith.

The story of W. Eugene Smith

A Slice of Life - A Historical View of W. Eugene Smith

Jay Maisel

From Wikipedia: Jay Maisel (born January 18, 1931) is an American photographer.

His awards include the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Media Photographers, and the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography.

Jay Maisel

Inspiration from Jay Maisel

Jay Maisel is known for color photography that uses light and gesture to create images for advertising, editorial, and corporate communications. His work also appears in books and in private and corporate collections. His honors include the American Society of Media Photographers’ Lifetime Achievement and Photographer of the Year awards, the International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award, and induction into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame. A graduate of Cooper Union and Yale University, Jay continues his education by teaching. This is his 16th year teaching at the Workshops. His web site is jaymaisel.com.

Street Photography Tip From Jay Maisel on Zooming

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