Robert Adamson, Édouard Baldus, Hippolyte Bayard, Louis-Auguste
Bisson, Mathew Brady, Julia Margaret Cameron, André-Adolphe-Eugene
Disderi, Roger Fenton, Alexander Gardner, Josiah Johnson Hawes,
David Octavius Hill, Félix Nadar [Gaspard-Félix
Tournachon], Joseph Niépce, Albert Sands Southworth, William
Henry Fox Talbot, and Félix Teynard.
Georges Demenÿ, Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (aka Lewis
Carroll), Thomas Eakins, Robert Howlett, Willaim Henry Jackson,
Etienne-Jules Marey, Eadweard Muybridge, Timothy H. O'Sullivan,
Jacob Riis, H. P. Robinson, and Carleton E. Watkins.
Jean Eugene Atget, Jessie Tarbox Beals, Anne W. Brigman, Edward
Curtis, Frank Jay Haynes, Lewis W. Hine, Gertrude Stanton Käsebier,
August Sander, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, and Clarence
Berenice Abbott, Brassaï, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Imogen Cunningham,
Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gertrude Fehr, André Kertész,
Dorothea Lange, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Man Ray, Albert Renger-Patzsch,
Alexander Rodchenko, Ben Shahn, Charles Sheeler, Ralph Steiner,
Paul Strand, James Van Der Zee, Weegee, and Edward Weston.
Ansel Adams, Margaret Bourke-White, Bill Brandt, Manuel Alvarez
Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Harry Callahan, Robert Capa, Ralston
Crawford, Robert Doisneau, Harold Edgerton, Walker Evans, Andreas
Feininger, Yevgeni Khaldei, Wright Morris, Arnold Newman, Irving
Penn, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Lou Stoumen, and Minor
Robert Adams, Diane Nemerov Arbus, Neil A. Armstrong, John Baldessari,
Bernhard and Hilla Becher, Paul Caponigro, William Eggleston,
David Hockney, Duane Michals, John Pfahl, Kenneth Snelson, David
Hockney, and Joel Peter Witkin.
Becky Cohen, Jan Dibbets, Flor Garduño, Andreas Gursky,
Barbara Kruger, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard
Misrach, Nicholas Nixon, Martha Rosler, Tokihiro Sato, Michael
Schmidt, Cindy Sherman, Thomas Struth, and William Wegman.
"Knowledge of photography is just as important as that of the alphabet. The illiterate of the future will be a person ignorant of the use of the camera as well as the pen."
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946), born Hungary, active in the USA, a photographer. See Bauhaus.
"Photological proof is not stringent, it is merely overpowering."
Adorno (1903-1969), German philosopher, an aesthetic and critical theorist.
"To take photographs is to hold one's
breath when all faculties converge in the face of fleeting reality.
It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great
physical and intellectual joy."
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004), French photographer.
"One thing I would never photograph
is a dog lying in the mud."
Diane Arbus (1923-1971), American photographer.
"What makes photography a strange
invention — with unforeseeable consequences — is that its primary
raw materials are light and time."
John Berger, contemporary art critic. See light and time.
"For a long time — at least six
decades — photographs have laid down the tracks of how important
conflicts are judged and remembered. The Western memory museum
is now mostly a visual one. Photographs have an insuperable power
to determine what we recall of events, and it now seems probable
that the defining association of people everywhere with the war
that the United States launched pre-emptively in Iraq last year
will be photographs of the torture of Iraqi prisoners by Americans
in the most infamous of Saddam Hussein's prisons, Abu Ghraib."
Susan Sontag, contemporary American writer, "Regarding the
Torture of Others," New York Times Magazine, May
23, 2004, p. 25. See memory.
Camera Club of New York.
Informative home page of this organization, which was founded
in 1888. Features a lengthy club history, a description of the
club's extensive darkroom facilities, membership news, and schedules
for classes and lectures. Also includes a gallery consisting
of a single image each from current and recent club-sponsored
exhibitions, as well as several small online-only exhibitions.
The Camera Club of New York is widely known because of the memberships
of Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, Clarence White, and Gertrude
International Center of Photography. Established to collect, preserve, and exhibit
notable twentieth-century works, with a special emphasis on documentary
photography; to teach photography at all levels, and to provide
a forum for the exchange of critical ideas and information.
Photographs from Detroit Publishing Co., 1880-1920. A searchable collection of over 25,000 glass
negatives and transparencies and 300 color lithograph prints,
including 900 large format photos by William Henry Jackson. A
subsite at the Library of Congress. Heavy on eastern U.S. place