Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002) has been called one of the great portrait photographers of the 20th century by TIME magazine. He was an Armenian-Canadian portrait photographer known for his portraits of famous individuals such as Winston Churchill, Audrey Hepburn, Ernest Hemingway, and many others. (Sources: Wikipedia; karsh.org)
Joe McNally (1952- ) is an American photographer who has been shooting for the National Geographic since 1987. From 1994 until 1998, Joe McNally was LIFE magazine’s staff photographer – the first one in 23 years. He may be most well-known for his series “Faces of Ground Zero – Portraits of the Heroes of September 11th.” The series is a collection of 246 giant Polaroid portraits shot in the Moby C Studio near Ground Zero in a three-week period shortly after 9/11. (Sources: portfolio.joemcnally.com and Wikipedia)
Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976) was named by her father after the heroine of Shakespeare’s play, Cymbeline. She was an American photographer known for her photography of botanicals, nudes and industry.
Cunningham began her lengthy career in 1901 after sending away for a $15 camera. Her photographic work was varied and included numerous exhibitions, a career with Vanity Fair, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Even at the age of 92, Cunningham continued to create with a work that would be her last, a book entitled After Ninety. The book featured portraits of the elderly, many of whom were her friends.
I sure enjoy viewing the work of other photographers on wordpress! Some of them have been kind enough to follow my blog as well. So, to celebrate this common interest I have added a new category — photographer quotes. Wise words from famed photographers that may be of interest.
Dorothea Lange was an influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (Wikipedia).
I hope this category will appeal to others too.
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