Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pete Turner

“Looking at photographs, like taking them, can be a joyful, sensuous pleasure. Looking at photographs of quality can only increase that pleasure.” – Pete Turner A pioneer of colour Photography, Pete Turner’s career began during the infancy of colour photography, at a time when colour was used almost exclusively for commercial purposes. Unlike many contemporaries, […]

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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 Photography Inspiration – James VanDerZee

“Somebody would come in and say, “I never take a good picture”. I’d say, Why not? You’ve got two eyes, a nose, and a mouth like everybody else.” – James VanDerZee James Van Der Zee was an American photographer was born in Lenox, Massachusetts in 1886.  He was known to have produced the most comprehensive […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – William Eggleston

‘You can take a good picture of anything. A bad one, too.” – William Eggleston William Eggleston is one of the most influential photographers of the latter half of the 20th century. An American photographer born in 1939, he is widely credited with increasing recognition for colour photography as a legitimate artistic medium. As a boy, […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rebecca Lepkoff

‘I didn’t ask for permission to photograph someone.. I’d hand around such a long time in the area that people got used to me… At that time, people weren’t about the camera.’ – Rebecca Lepkoff Rebecca Lepkoff was an American photographer born in 1916. She grew up in a tenement on Hester Street in the […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ralph Morse

“Photography is more than art. In photojournalism, it’s knowledge.” – Ralph Morse Ralph Theodore Morse  was a career staff photographer for Life magazine. He was born in Manhattan in 1917 and raised in the Bronx area of New York City. He lived with his mother and sister in an apartment where the income was $25 a week. At fifteen, he starting working […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – John Szarkowski

“Luck is the attentive photographer’s best teacher.” – John Szarkowski John Szarkowski, was an American photographer and curator born on December 18, 1925, Ashland, Wisconsin. He became interested in photography at the age eleven. In World War II Szarkowski served in the U.S. Army, after which he graduated in 1947 in art history from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He then […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Clarence John Laughlin

“The creative photographer sets free the human contents of objects; and imparts humanity to the inhuman world around him.” – Clarence John Laughlin Clarence John Laughlin was an American photographer born in 1905. He was best known for his surrealist photographs of the American South. His rocky childhood, southern heritage, and interest in literature influenced his work greatly. […]

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