Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pascal Sebah

Pascal Sébah was an pioneer photographer born in Constantinople in 1823. He produced a prolific number of images of Egypt, Turkey and Greece to serve the tourist trade. Between about 1888-1908, he joined forces with the French photographer, Henri Bechard. After receiving medals at the International Exhibition in Paris, he decided to open his own […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Arthur Leipzig

Arthur Leipzig was an American photographer born in Brooklyn, New York who specialised in street photography and is known for his photographs of New York City.  After sustaining a serious injury to his right hand while working at a glass wholesaler, Leipzig joined the Photo League where he studied photography and took part in Sid Grossman’s Documentary Workshop and […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Charles Clifford

Charles Clifford was a Welsh photographer born in 1820. Not much is known about his early life, but by November 1850, he was running a photographic portrait gallery in Madrid. Clifford was mostly for his daguerreotype, calotype and wet plate collodion images of scenes from around Spain. Although known mainly for his collections of photographs […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Esteban Gonnet

Esteban Gonnet was a French photographer who emigrated to Argentina, where he focused his work as a photographer. He was born in Grenoble, France and moved to Argentina from Newcastle, England, in 1857. His brother, Louis Gonnet worked in a printing house and lived in Argentina and was the father of Manuel B. Gonnet. Gonnet was officer of the French […]

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Monday Photography Inspiration – KEN SCHLES

“Photography is a tool to make signs of significance. It brings aspects of the world into sharper focus while it deepens their mysteries. Photography both obscures and reveals as it liberates and enslaves. ” – Ken Schles Ken Schles is a photographer and writer, the author of five monographs based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York. He […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Francis Frith

Francis Frith was an English photographer born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1822. He was born into a merchant Quaker family. He originally apprenticed in the cutlery trade, but eventually became a grocer, supplying ships at Liverpool. He attended Quaker schools at Ackworth and Quaker Camp Hill in Birmingham (c. 1828–1838), before he started in the cutlery business. He suffered a nervous breakdown […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Albert Lévy

Albert Levy was a French photographer active in Europe and the United States. He was born in France in 1847 and most active in the 1880s and 1890s. He was a pioneer of architectural photography. There are indications that Albert Levy was a photographer who also worked variously as bookseller, editor and manufacturer. He was also working in France in 1876 […]

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