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
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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
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