Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – C.M. Battey

Cornelius Marion Battey was an American photographer who captured portraits of black Americans in a pictorialist style. His photograph of black leaders appeared on the cover of the NAACP’s magazine The Crisis beginning in the 1910s. He later founded and headed up the photography department at the Tuskegee Institute. He was born on August 26, 1873 in Augusta, Georgia, but was raised […]

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Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rodney Smith

Rodney Lewis Smith (1947–2016) was born in New York City. He found his artistic inspiration while visiting the permanent collection of photography at the Museum of Modern Art during his junior year in college. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1970, he went on to earn a master’s degree in theology from Yale […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Weegee

“Remember – you’re as good as your last picture. One day you’re a hero, the next day you’re a bum…” – Weegee Arthur (Usher) Fellig known by his pseudonym Weegee, was a photographer and photojournalist born in the town of Lemburg (Ukraine) on June 12, 1889, known for his stark black and white street photography in New York City. He first worked as […]

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Inspirations, Photography

Monday Photography Inspiration – John Dominis

“I didn’t think it was a big news event… I was expecting a normal ceremony. I hardly noticed what was happening when I was shooting.” – John Dominis Dominis was an American documentary photographer, war photographer and photojournalist born on June 27, 1921 in Los Angeles, California. He began his career in photography while he […]

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