– California landscape;
California and the West
Seeing Her Sex: Medical Archives and the Female Body
- As Brassaï, he captured the essence of the city in his photographs, publishing his first book of photographs in
1933 titled "Paris de nuit" ("Paris by Night"). His efforts met with great success, resulting in his being called "the eye of
Paris" in an essay by his friend Henry Miller. In addition to photos of the seedier side of Paris, he also provided scenes
from the life of the city's high society, its intellectuals, its ballet, and the grand operas. He photographed many of his great
artist friends, including Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Alberto Giacometti, plus many of the prominent
writers of his time such as Jean Genet, Henri Michaux and others.
Weegee (Arthur Fellig)
- He is best known as a candid news photographer whose stark black-and-white shots
documented street life in New York City. Weegee's photos of crime scenes, car-wreck victims in pools of their own blood,
overcrowded urban beaches and various grotesques are still shocking, though some, like the juxtaposition of society
grandes dames in ermines and tiaras and a glowering street woman before the first night of the Metropolitan Opera, (The
Critic, 1943), turn out to have been staged.
was possibly the most famous war photographer of the 20th century. He covered five different
wars: the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, World War II across Europe, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and
the First Indochina War. Capa documented the course of World War II in London, North Africa, Italy, the Battle of
Normandy on Omaha Beach and the liberation of Paris. Capa's younger brother Cornell Capa is also a photographer.
W. Eugene Smith
- an American photojournalist known for his refusal to compromise professional standards and his
brutally vivid World War II photographs.
- considered to be the father of modern photojournalism; He helped to develop the "street
photography" style that influenced generations of photographers that followed.
Founded magnum and discussed the
“decisive moment”; Cartier-Bresson spent over three decades on assignment for Life and many other prominent journals.
He traveled without bounds, documenting some of the great upheavals of the 20th century — the Spanish civil war, the
liberation of Paris in 1945, the 1968 student rebellion in Paris, the fall of the Kuomintang in China to the communists, the
assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, the Berlin Wall, and the deserts of Egypt.
Henry Luce and
- founded the pictorial Life magazine in 1936; Life was the first all-photography U.S.
news magazine and dominated the market for more than forty years.