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Famous photographer’s

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.  

Walker Evans  

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.

Vietnam War  

Stephen Shore  

•      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  


•    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.    

William Eggleston  

Irvin Penn Nadar    

•  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   •    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   •    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    

Irvin Penn Nadar  

Was  more  recognized  with  him  being  the  first  person  to  do  air  photography.  


Irvin Penn  

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  

Crimean War  


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.  

Famous Photographers Updated  

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