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

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 – Ruth Orkin

Ruth Orkin was an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker. She grew up in Hollywood in the heyday of the 1920s and 1930s. At the age of 10, she received her first camera, a 39 cent Univex. She began by photographing her friends and teachers at school. At 17 years old she took a monumental bicycle trip…

Should the final stage of photography be the print?

As more consume more and more images online and digital screens, the question that is commonly raised is whether printing should be the final stage. Henri Cartier - Bresson once said that "the final act of photography is the print." His instincts were toward the final physical print as opposed to pages in books. For many…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Harry Callahan

“The difference between the casual impression and the intensified image is about as great as that separating the average business letter from a poem" _ Harry Callahan   Harry Morey Callahan was an American photographer, who is considered to be one of the great innovators of modern American photography. He was born in Detroit, Michigan…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Tina Modotti

Tina Modotti, born Assunta Adelaide Luigia Modotti Mondini, or Assuntina, which became Tina, immigrated to the United States from Udine, Italy, in 1913, joining her father and sister in San Francisco. There, she established herself as an actress before marrying the artist Roubaix de l’Abrie Richey and moving with him to Los Angeles. Soon after…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Doris Ulmann

Doris Ulmann, was an American photographer known for her portraits of people living in rural parts of the American South.Born into a  New York family, Ulmann received a progressive education at the Ethical Culture School and took courses in psychology and law at Columbia University. She studied photography with Clarence H. White, first at Columbia in 1907 and later at the Clarence H. White…