Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Eve Arnold

"If a photographer cares about the people before the lens and is compassionate, much is given. It is the photographer, not the camera, that is the instrument" - Eve Arnold Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Eve Arnold was a photojournalist that began photographing in 1946, while working at a photo-finishing plant in New York City, and…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – José Medeiros

José Medeiros was a documentary photographer born in 1921 in Teresina (Nordeste). At the age of 12, his father taught him photography techniques  and at the age of 18, he moved to Rio to study architecture but ended up following his passion and began working with reviews, taking photos of celebrities. After the war, the…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Thomaz Farkas

Thomaz Jorge Farkas was Photographer, teacher, cinema producer and director. In 1930, he emigrated with his family to São Paulo, where his father was one of the founding partners of Fotoptica, one of the first shops of photographic equipment in Brazil. He joined the Foto Cine Clube Bandeirantes (FCCB) [Bandeirantes Photo and Cinema Club] in…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gustav Le Gray

Gustave Le Gray was referred to as  "the most important French photographer of the nineteenth century" because of his technical innovations in the still new medium of photography, his role as the teacher of other noted photographers, and "the extraordinary imagination he brought to picture making". Le Gray was born near Paris where studied painting…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Bisson Freres

The two brothers Louis-Auguste and August-Rosalie Bisson known collectively as the Bisson Frères,  captured Europe’s attention with their striking, large-scale photographs of French churches and historic monuments across Europe. Their breathtaking alpine views shot on an expedition led by Napoleon III to celebrate the return of Savoy to France were widely celebrated, enhancing their reputation…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Bernhard

Ruth Bernhard ) was a German-born American photographer. In 1927, after two years at the Berlin Academy of Art, Ruth moved to New York where she began to seriously pursue a career in photography. Eight years later she met Edward Weston in California and was deeply moved by his work. He revealed to her the…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration -Jessie

Jessie Tarbox Beals was an American photographer and the first published female photojournalist in the United States. She is best known for her freelance news photographs, particularly of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, and portraits of places such as Bohemian Greenwich Village. She was the first female  staff photographer hired by The Buffalo Inquirer…