Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Emma Schenson

Emma Schenson was a Swedish photographer and painter born in 1827. She was one of the earliest professional female photographers in Sweden. Schenson was the daughter of the academy treasurer John Schenson and the school administrator Maria Magdalena Hahr. There are no records of her education or of how she became familiar with photography. By […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – George Shadbolt

George Shadbolt was a British writer, editor, student of optics and photographer with a strong interest in innovative techniques, who was active during the 1850s-1860s. He was reported to have made the first microphotograph, he was also an early advocate of photographic enlargement, as well as compound and combination printing. Shadbolt’s dislike of the glare […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Augustus Washington

Augustus Washington was an African-American photographer and daguerreotypist born in 1820. He was born in New Jersey as a free person and immigrated to Liberia in 1852. He is one of the few African-American daguerreotypists whose career has been documented. Washington grew up in the Americas of the 1820s, a time when African Americans were denied even the most basic […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Jan Bulhak

Jan Bułhak was born on October 6, 1876 in Ostaszyn, near Navahrudak, at that time Russian Empire now Belarus. From 1888 till 1897 he studied at Russian classical gymnasium (a pre-Revolution secondary public school of the Russian Empire) in Vilnius. In 1897, he entered Jagiellonian University in Krakow where he studied literature, history and philosophy, […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ara Guler

Ara Guler is a Turkish Armenian photojournalist, nicknamed “the Eye of Istanbul” or “the Photographer of Istanbul”. He was born in born on August 16, 1928 in Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey. He studied at the local Getronagan Armenian High School. Owner of a pharmacy on Istiklal Avenue, his father had a wide circle of friends from the art world of the […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Frantisek Drtikol

Frantisek Drtikol was a Czech photographer especially known for his his characteristically epic photographs, often nudes and portraits. Dritikol was born in 1883 in a mining town in what was then the Austro-Hungarian Empire, he rose to become a prominent artist and famed portraiture photographer. Drtikol grew up with a desire to draw and paint. […]

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