Walker Evans • Walker Evans was born on the 3rd of November 1903. He is mostly known for using one type of camera a 8x10 inch, He said that his goal as a photographer was to make pictures that are "literate, authoritative, transcendent''. • Most of his work was done during the great depression. • In 1938, Evans also took his ﬁrst photographs in the New York subway with a camera hidden in his coat. These would be collected in book form in 1966 under the title many are called.
The publication used by Evans was often Portrait when he was working for the FSA, while over time his work was recognized because of it’s fine art work while some of his earlier work was about houses or buildings.
Other FSA Photographers • Jack Delano born on August the 1st 1914, he made very few well-‐known images that represented the great depression with unusual photo’s illustrating people during the Great Depression. However he was one of the few that processed and developed his own images. Delano was known for taking portraits much like Evans, however he took unusual photos of people during the Depression showing peoples states during that time.
• Russell Lee born on July the 21st 1903, he was very well known for created some of the iconic photos that the FSA was credited for, also that he was know for taking portraits with most of the FSA doing so or shown the surroundings of certain area during the depression. His photo’s showed people during every day things.
Vietnam War • Vietnam War was well known in the media for showing iconic images that showed the state that the country was in during the war and the state That the soldiers were living in. • Images mostly always showed starving children, or many homeless or the terrible conditions that people ﬁghting in the war were living in. • The country itself was already in a poor living condition. Most of the photo’s taken were documentary or war style photos with most being taken so people could see what was going on during the war and actually know what is going on with people later opposing the actions of the with people actually opposing the war itself, The photo’s themselves being used in magazines, papers and websites, documentary’s, news casts.
• Stephen Shore was born on the 8th of October 1947, He is well known for his deadpan and object images, he is also recognized for his use of color in images using very distinctive colors to draw attention to the image. • At The Age of 10 Shore was given a Walker Evans Book, which further inﬂuenced him. • He also alongside William Eggleston proved that color images could be considered a work of art. Shore is known for his work of documentary work and some might even call it fine art however on first sight it doesn’t look so because when compared to Jeff Wall’s dead troops talk, which you can tell is fine art because of all the work that went into making the photo, while Shore’s documentary style is different because of his work with color photography.
• William Eggleston born on the 27th of July 1939, He alongside Stephen Shore were majorly credited for making color images in to mainstream art. • Since he was a small boy he was very interested in Audio Technology. • Eggleston’s enthusiasm lead him to having a unique ability of striking displays of color. Eggleston is known for his work in Documentary and fine art even though his work is much different to Shore because Eggleston simply just took a photo and another without any change to the composition, Shore took a while to take one photo, also because Eggleston mainly took photo’s of uneventful things with one of his most famous photo’s just being a red roof with white wires across it.
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• Real Name Gaspard Felix Tournachon was born on the 1st of April 1820 and died on the 23rd of March 1910,He was well known for making portrait images of actors, musicians, composers and authors he is also one of the ﬁrst people to do aerial photos. He is also recognized for establishing “The Society for the Encouragement of Aerial Locomotion by Means of Heavier than Air Machines” which he was president for. And in 1861 he started to use electric lights to photograph. The paragraph is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadar_(photographer) • This is the type of camera that was used during the 1860’s mainly by Nadar. ”This required a long exposure time with one large plate in the back of the camera. These cameras were heavy and bulky. Because they required a long exposure, the almost always were on a tripod” This is from http://www.pimall.com/nais/pivintage/durocamera.html • the camera is called Daguerreotype, which mainly took large format. Nadar was known for his portrait photo’s, while some of his other work he
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Was more recognized with him being the first person to do air photography.
Irvin Penn Irvin Penn was born in 1917, June 16 and died October 7 2009 at the age of 92; Penn was unlike many other photographers at that time he was well known for his work Vogue magazine and for his work in advertising for Clinique & Issey Miyake. Penn had several types of photography that made him known with most of his photo’s being either fashion photography or portraits. Penn also is known for the fact that his work is exhibited, around the world.
Crimean War • Most images during the Crimean War were taking by Roger Fenton who during the 1850’s was sent to the Crimean war to take former negative to illustrate the art of war in which he suﬀered from cholera, several broken ribs. Fenton also to avoid any Problems with people he did not take images of dead or injured soldiers. During the war he still produced 350 images 312 of which made it in a number of galleries, he was also one of the ﬁrst war photographers.
• Tim used a twin lens reﬂex camera which took medium sized photos the color of the photo represents the time period in which the photo was taken which shows that when
the photo was taken technology was not at it’s high with very little technology being available to take photos with which indicates that the image was posed. Most photo’s taken during the war were documentary photo’s because they were showing what was happening to people during the war and the out come it had on people.
Tim Born • Tim Page born 1944 in Kent and several images of his work have been put as the main exhibition of many art galleries, he is also well known for creating many well known books in the past • Page was well known for being a risk taker via the fact that he always out himself into Dangerous situations, many believe this is because of his past which involved drugs and many near death experiences which he believes was the main reasons he took photos during the war indicating that he didn’t have any fear The costume via the uniform and gun indicates that he is a soldier in which you think he is normal until, the image Above shows a depressed man almost looking ashamed as if he has done something wrong and also the gun at his side could also indicate how vulnerable he is which alongside his uniform you would think was weird as he is to be thought as a strong ﬁgure. Page at the time used a 35mm camera, as it was easier to use in a war in which there was always an opportunity to take a photo. Also compared to Jeﬀ Wall’s war image this seems more realistic as Jeﬀ’s had a lot of things happening in just one image which showed that it was all made up whereas Tim used simple yet aﬀective poses to illustrate peoples emotion’s. Page was known for his well-‐known portraits, which illustrated the situation during the Crimean war and showed how people were responding to the action going on with many image’s in fact showing depression.