Yousuf Karsh (1908 – 2002) was an Armenian-Canadian photographer, and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time. Each of his portraits tells you all about the subject. He felt as though there was a secret hidden behind each woman and man.  Karsh was a master of studio lights. One of Karsh's distinctive practices was lighting the subject's hands separately. Karsh’s portraits communicate with people.

YOUSUF KARSH – was an Armenian-Canadian photographer, and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time.

Sebastião Salgado (1944-) is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist.

Sebastião Salgado A Brilliant photographer and photojournalist. Originally an economist is his Native Brazil.

Donald McCullin (1935-) is a British photojournalist, particularly recognized for his war photography and images of urban strife. His work examines the underside of society, and his photographs have depicted the unemployed, downtrodden and the impoverished.

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Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984) was an American photographer, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park. In addition to his impressive body of work, Ansel Adams left his mark on photography by developing the Zone System. This system was a way to determine proper exposure and contrast in the final print, and it resulted in intense clarity and depth, as evidenced by his photographs.

Ansel Easton Adams was an american photographer and environmentalist born in February Widely known for his black and white photographs, Ansel Adams is considered to be one of the pioneers of photography.

Man Ray (1890 — 1976) was an American modernist artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France. He produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all. He was best known in the art world for his avant-garde photography, and he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer.

Man Ray Man Ray was an American modernist artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal.

Robert Capa (1913 – 1954) was a Hungarian combat photographer and photojournalist who covered five different wars, including World War II. Capa originally wanted to be a writer; however, he found work in photography in Berlin and grew to love the art. In 1933, he moved from Germany to France because of the rise of Nazism, but found it difficult to find work there as a freelance journalist. He adopted the name "Robert Capa" around this time - in fact "cápa" ("shark") was his nickname in…

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Richard Avedon (May 1923 - October was an American photographer. Avedon capitalized on his early success in fashion photography and expanded into the realm of fine art. Photo by Richard Avedon.

Irving Penn (1917 – 2009) was an American photographer most known for his fashion photography, portraits, and still lifes. Penn's career included work at Vogue magazine, and independent advertising work for clients including Issey Miyake, and Clinique. Penn was among the first photographers to pose subjects against a simple grey or white backdrop and used this simplicity more effectively than other photographers.

Irving Penn - was an American photographer known for his fashion photography, portraits, and still lifes. Penn's career included work at Vogue magazine, and independent advertising work for clients including Issey Miyake, and Clinique

Alfred Stieglitz (1864 – 1946) was an American photographer. Stieglitz gained fame for both his photography and his writing about photography’s place in relation to painting and other art.    While other photographers were creating Pictorial views of the world and images that “represented” art, Alfred captured clean “straight” images that were simply meant to be art itself, pioneering the idea that a photo should be about the subject, moment, and artist’s vision.

Alfred Stieglitz - American photographer and modern art promotor. Photo by Imogen Cunningham

Diane Arbus (1923 – 1971) was an American Photographer noted for black-and-white square photographs of "deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants) or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal.   Her photographs are shocking, catching subjects in an unmasked moment, whether they were of famous writers and actors or transvestites. In this style, Arbus teaches a lesson about not aiming to capture the surface of a subject, but rather, working to reveal the subject’s true self through…

A Succulent Synthesis: Diane Arbusis the best know pupil of Lisette Model (photographer).

Josef Sudek (1896 – 1976) was a Czech photographer, best known for his photographs of Prague. Sudek‘s dislike of haste and his patience in the search of the creative view gave his photographs an atmosphere of a sin­gular balance and a timeless peace and quiet which will no doubt make his work permanently attractive even for the generations to come.

A bookbinder before he lost his right arm to combat during WWI, Josef Sudek turned to photography, famously chronicling such low-light subjects as the woods around Prague, St. Vitus Cathedral, and the interior and window view of his studio.

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