Inspirations, Photography

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Leigh Wiener

“Photographing people is unquestionably the most difficult form of still photography there is. It’s the only area of still photography where the photographer must be a very keen student of psychology. A portrait is not a duplication of a face. A portrait is the revelation of a person. You want to tell something about the […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Helen Levitt

“I never had a project. I would go out and shoot, follow my eyes – what they noticed, I tried to capture with my camera, for others to see.” Helen Levitt Helen Levitt was an American photographer born on August 31st, 1913. She was born in Levitt was born in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York and was considered to […]

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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’s Photography Inspiration – Charles Harbutt

“A photograph is a collision between a person with a camera and reality. The photograph is typically as interesting as collision is.” – Charles Harbutt Charles Henry Harbutt was an American photographer, a former president of Magnum, and full-time Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons School of Design in New York. He was born in Camden, New Jersey, and […]

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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 – Milton Rogovin

“The rich have their own photographers… I photograph the forgotten ones.” – Milton Rogovin Milton Rogovin was an American photographer born in New York in  1909. He was considered to be America’s most significant social documentary photographers. He attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City and enrolled in Columbia University, from which he graduated in 1931 with […]

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