Spotlights

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

Beyond The Obvious: Edward Weston

“I see no reason for recording the obvious.” – Edward Weston Most photographers are lucky to create one iconic image in their careers. Edward Weston made dozens and also helped to define a new genre of fine art photography. One of the founders of Group f/64, which had both Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham as members, Weston has […]

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No Breaks: Irving Penn

“I myself have always stood in awe of the camera. I recognize it for the instrument it is, part Stradivarius, part scalpel.” – Irving Penn Stark simplicity. These are the words that come to mind when seeing the work of Irving Penn. No excess, no props, and the paraphernalia most fashion photographers were using at […]

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In Plain Sight: Vivian Maier

When we talk about street photography, most of us think of names like Robert Frank, Diane Arbus or  Garry Winogrand; these are the iconic names, the photographers you go to when you want to see great examples of that genre of photography. There is another name, however, that is coming up more and more often, which, up […]

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The Color Of Genius: Saul Leiter

Some people say that photography is easy, that anyone can do it. You just have to have a camera and the ability to press the shutter. It seems that many photographers use the “spray and pray” method, hoping that if they click enough times they will capture something interesting and worthwhile. To me, that simply […]

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From The Edges: Mary Ellen Mark

When first looking at the photography of Mary Ellen Mark, you might be tempted to compare her to Diane Arbus. They are both known for shooting the fringes of society, what Diane Arbus would call “the freaks”. There is a distinct difference, however, which is made clear when you examine them closely. Mark entrenches herself […]

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