Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sol Libsohn

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Sol Libsohn

"I believe in functional photography because it has the quality of extreme clarity and to the audience a vivid realism. Documentation of a social scene is one of the functions to which photography is particularly well adapted." - Sol Libsohn   A New Yorker by birth, Mr. Libsohn taught himself how to take pictures after [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ron Galella

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ron Galella

“Celebrities were quick to understand that paparazzi could make icons of them. The more a star is followed, the greater the adulation. Today, stardom is more ephemeral and it’s photography that gives then their celebrity status.” - Ron Galella Ronald Edward Galella is an American photographer, known as a pioneer paparazzo born in 1931. Dubbed "Paparazzo [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Harriet Louise

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Harriet Louise

Louise began working as a portrait photographer in 1922, working out of a music store down the block from the New Brunswick temple at which her father was a rabbi. Most of her photographs from this period are of family members and members of her father's temple congregation. In 1925 she moved to Los Angeles and set up a [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pierre Dubreuil

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Pierre Dubreuil

“Chance is the enemy of the photographer.” - Pierre Dubreuil Pierre Dubreuil  was a French photographer, who spent his career in France and Belgium. As a pioneer of modernist photography, Dubreuil embraced innovative techniques and ideas that were celebrated, criticised, and at times, overlooked. Over the course of his career, which was interrupted by both World [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Wright Morris

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Wright Morris

“The photograph, after all, is just a photograph. Words will determine its meaning and status.” - Wright Morris Wright Marion Morris was an American novelist, photographer, and essayist born in 1910. He is known for his portrayals of the people and artefacts of the Great Plains in words and pictures, as well as for experimenting [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Robertson

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Ruth Robertson

Ruth Robertson was an American photojournalist and an explorer. Born in 1905, she started in 1939 at The Journal Star where she was the first female photographer. After convincing the editor to try something new, Ruth's creation, Peoria and Her People, quickly gained popularity, and established her credentials as a writer and photographer. Constantly searching for [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Germaine Krull

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Germaine Krull

  Germaine Krull (29 November 1897 – 31 July 1985), was a great modernist photographer, activist, inveterate traveller and hotelier Germaine Krull. Germaine was born born in Wilda-Poznań, East Prussia 29 November 1897. It was then in Germany and is now Poznań, Poland. Her nationality has been categorised as German, Polish, French, and Dutch, but [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Marianne Breslauer

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Marianne Breslauer

Marianne Breslauer was a German photographer born the 20th of November 1909. Born into a liberal Prussian family in Berlin, she studied photography from 1927 to 1929. She then moved to Paris and worked with Man Ray. In 1930, she joined the Ullstein photo studio in Berlin; its director at the time being Elsbeth Heddenhausen. [...]

Mondays’s Photography Inspiration – Mathew B. BRADY

Mondays’s Photography Inspiration – Mathew B. BRADY

Mathew B. Brady was a well-known 19th-century American photographer who was celebrated for his portraits of politicians and his photographs of the American Civil War. Brady came to New York City at age sixteen; by age seventeen he became a student of photography. After training with the artist William Page and the artist and inventor Samuel F.B. Morse, Brady [...]

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Marion Post Wolcott

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Marion Post Wolcott

Marion Wolcott is known for her candid documentary photographs taken for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) during America’s Great Depression. She was born in Montclair, New Jersey, and educated at the New School for Social Research, New York University, and at the University of Vienna. After graduating in 1932, she returned to New York to [...]