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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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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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Timothy H. O’Sullivan

Timothy H. O’Sullivan was a photographer born in 1840. He was widely known for his work related to the American Civil War. O’Sullivan’s history and personal life remains a mystery. O’Sullivan began his photography career as an apprentice in Mathew Brady’s Fulton Street gallery in New York City and then moved on to the Washington, D.C., branch managed by […]

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Monday Photography Inspiration – Lászlo Moholy-Nagy

“The enemy of photography is the convention, the fixed rules of ‘how to do’. The salvation of photography comes from the experiment.” – Lászlo Moholy – Nagy László Moholy-Nagy was a Hungarian painter and photographer born in July 2, 1895. László attended a gymnasium school in the city of Szeged, which was the second-largest city in the country. […]

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Monday Photography Inspiration – Lee Miller

“The personality of the photographer, his approach, is really more important than his technical genius – Lee Miller Lee MILLER was an American photographer and photojournalist born in April 1907 in  in Poughkeepsie, New York. From a young age, her father often used her as a model for his amateur photography. In her childhood, Miller experienced […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Don Hogan Charles

Don Hogan Charles was an American photographer born on September 9th, 1938. He was the first African-American staff photographer hired by The New York Times.  He attended George Washington High School in Manhattan and went on to study engineering at City College of New York before dropping out to pursue photography. In 1964, after leaving City College, Charles joined The New York Times and remained there for […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Phil “Snapdragon” Stern

“There is no such thing as the perfect picture. That’s the challenge of photography. I was always striving for perfection, even though I knew I could never achieve it. But it kept me reaching for something.” – Phil “Snapdragon” Stern Philip “Snapdragon” Stern was an American photographer born in 1919. He was known for his iconic portraits of Hollywood stars, as […]

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