Spotlights

In-depth looks at the lives and careers of iconic photographers

A Record Of Real Life: Nan Goldin

“I knew from a very early age, that what I saw on TV had nothing to do with real life. So I wanted to make a record of real life. That included having a camera with me at all times.” – Nan Goldin Do you ever look at someone’s work and think “I just don’t get […]

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Dreaming With Open Eyes: Ernst Haas

“You become things, you become an atmosphere, and if you become it, which means you incorporate it within you, you can also give it back. You can put this feeling into a picture. A painter can do it. And a musician can do it and I think a photographer can do that too and that […]

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A Fiend Inside: Lee Miller

A New York fashion model, a partner and muse to Man Ray, a fashion photographer, one of the first (and one of very few) photojournalists during the second world war, and a gourmet cook. To call Lee Miller a free spirit is an understatement. Her life was a composite of one adventure after another. “Being […]

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A Book Of Contrasts: Bill Brandt

“It is part of the photographer’s job to see more intensely than most people do. He must have and keep in him something of the receptiveness of the child who looks at the world for the first time or of the traveler who enters a strange country.” – Bill Brandt Heralded by many as Britain’s […]

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Robert Rauschenberg

L’enfant Terrible: Robert Rauschenberg

After World War II, the center of the Modern art world began to shift away from Paris and towards New York, due in large part to a small group of painters who were evolving beyond pre-war Surrealism toward a new way of painting—one that held the brush as an extension of the subconscious. American Modern […]

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Lillian Bassman

Unconsciously Graceful: Lillian Bassman

“I am completely tied up with softness, fragility, and the problems of a feminine world.” – Lillian Bassman When you think of iconic fashion photographers, chances are you think of names like Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, or, perhaps Cecil Beaton. However, a name that should not only be on your list, but somewhere very near […]

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His Own Cocoon: Anton Corbijn

“Photography was the only thing that mattered in my life and I gave it everything.” – Anton Corbijn Whether or not you know the photography of Anton Corbijn, you’ve undoubtedly seen his influence. As both a photographer and music video director, Corbijn helped to define the visual styles of bands like Nirvana, Joy Division and […]

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Shadows On Film: Fred Herzog

“When you have seen the city to a point when you think you have done it all, the horizon will suddenly sustain a crack and a new cycle of hitherto unseen phenomena will begin to form shadows on your film.” – Fred Herzog Having a real passion for something is rare; the kind of passion […]

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Gordon Parks

I Had To Have A Camera: Gordon Parks

“I saw that the camera could be a weapon against poverty, against racism, against all sorts of social wrongs. I knew at that point I had to have a camera.” – Gordon Parks While working as a porter on a passenger train, Gordon Parks happened to pick up a magazine left behind by a fellow […]

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Joel Sternfeld

Put A Frame To The World: Joel Sternfeld

We live in a world that has been over-saturated with color. With Lightroom presets, Photoshop actions, Instagram filters, and the often heavy handed use of HDR, color in photographs can be (and is) taken to the extreme. As nearly everyone seems to have a camera in their hands at all times (they say there are […]

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Eve Arnold

The Instrument Is Not The Camera: Eve Arnold

If you do a Google image search for Eve Arnold, the majority of the photographs that come up are of Marilyn Monroe. It’s not surprising, considering  she spent ten years documenting the starlet; whether on movie sets, at special celebrity events, or just her everyday life. The photographs of Monroe, however, are just a small […]

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Alfred Stieglitz

To Hold A Moment: Alfred Stieglitz

“There are many schools of painting. Why should there not be many schools of photographic art? There is hardly a right and a wrong in these matters, but there is truth, and that should form the basis of all works of art.” – Alfred Stieglitz When photography was first invented, it was not considered an art […]

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