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Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt (born Hermann Wilhelm Brandt; 2 May 1904 – 20 December 1983), was a British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to England, where he became known for his images of British society for such magazine as Lilliput and Picture Post, later his distorted nudes, portraits of famous artists and landscapes. 21 more words

Black And White Photography

The Tiger In The Smoke

The Tiger In The Smoke –
Art and Culture in Post-War Britain
By Lynda Nead
Yale University Press – £35.00

Six years of war had drained the colour from Britain. 1,014 more words

Art & Photography

| Famous Quotation #191 |

«Photography is still a very new medium and everything must be tried and dared.
Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. It’s the result it counts no matter how it’s achieved.» — Bill Brandt
Photography

Submerged Trailer, Salton Sea, 1983 by Richard Misrach

As a co-founder of the Prix Pictet, awarded since 2008 for images on the theme of sustainability, I have thought a lot about environmental photography. I know that Richard Misrach takes his place in a long line of predecessors, from Carleton Watkins through Ansel Adams and the New Topographics. 436 more words

Photography

on photographing nudes

“When I began to photograph nudes, I let myself be guided by this camera, and instead of photographing what I saw, I photographed what the camera was seeing. 20 more words

On Photography

Socially Committed B&W Photographers 

Jacob Riis (1849-1914): 

Jacob Riis is widely regarded as a pioneer of what later became known as social documentary photography with a reformist agenda, the “first American reformer to use a camera” who produced “brutal” records of derelict New York. 3,702 more words

Research

Baboons Watering

Baboons (Papio cynocephalus) are always a treat to watch, because in some respects they reflect many of our characteristics and social behaviours. Here a small troop has arrived at a waterhole and settling in to drink. 163 more words

Mammals