Inspirations, Photography

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 – 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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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Rosalie Gwathmey

“We all know that if the language isn’t eloquent, no one bothers to finish the story” – Rosalie Gwathmey   Gwathmey was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was the daughter of successful architect, Charles C. Hook, and Ida MacDonald Hook. Rosalie married painter, Robert Gwathmey in 1935. She gave birth to their son, Charles Gwathmey, in 1938. He is another […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Gisèle Freund

Gisèle Freund was a German-born French photographer and photojournalist, born in Schöneberg District, Berlin famous for her documentary photography and portraits of writers and artists. In 1931, Freund studied sociology and art history at Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Breisgau, Germany. From 1932-33 she studied at the Institute for Social, Sciences, University of Frankfurt under Theodor W. Adorno, […]

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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 […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Willem Van De Poll

Willem van de Poll was a Dutch photographer who grew up in Amsterdam. Originally, his parents wanted him to be come doctor but he chose a different route. His need for adventure pushed him to become a police inspector and then soon after a photographer. After training in Vienna, Willem van de Poll worked as a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Charles Clyde

Charles Clyde Ebbets was an American photographer, most famous for his photograph Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper in 1932. He is best know for his work in the 1930s when he published his work in the major newspapers across the nation including the New York Times. Ebbets started his career during the 1920s in St Petersburg, […]

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Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Thomas Annan

Thomas Annan was a Scottish photographer known for being the first to record the poor housing conditions of the poor. Originally from Dairsie in Fife,  Annan moved to Glasgow as an apprentice engraver, and was friendly with a trainee Chemist called, Berwick. They set up business together in 1855 as photographers. Berwick then left to […]

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