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Africa

Africa  

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IntroductionIt is almost impossible to talk about a unified history of photography in Africa, as there have been so many cultural responses to the medium, and so many national ...
Arthur Rothstein

Arthur Rothstein  

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(1915–85).Photographer. Known for Depression-era documentary work, he created an icon of Dust Bowl devastation, “Farmer and Sons Walking in Dust Storm, Cimarron County, Oklahoma” (1936), depicting a ...
Belgium

Belgium  

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Belgium has conflicts between its language communities and has been shaken by political scandalsBelgium has three main geographical regions running from north-west to south-east. From the sand-dunes ...
Berliner illustrirte Zeitung

Berliner illustrirte Zeitung  

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Founded in 1891 by Heppner & Co. and sold to Ullstein in 1894. It was originally illustrated with engravings, then photographs. Under Kurt Korff as editor‐in‐chief (1905–33) the BIZ became ...
Black Star

Black Star  

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American agency founded in 1936 by three refuges from the Berlin publishing industry, Kurt Safranski, Ernest Mayer, and Kurt Kornfeld. It established a close relationship with the newly founded Life ...
Cornell Capa

Cornell Capa  

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(Kornell Friedman; 1918-2008), Hungarian‐born American photographerand advocate of concerned photojournalism. He founded The Fund for Concerned Photography and mounted its first exhibition in 1967. ...
cropping

cropping  

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1 The process of cutting off the edges of a picture, so as to select a part of the picture.2 The process of adding marks (crop marks) to a page to indicate where it is to be trimmed.
Danny Lyon

Danny Lyon  

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(1942– ).Photographer and filmmaker. His socially conscious documentary photographs recording misfits, outcasts, and counterculture figures speak for recognition of their humanity, for justice, and ...
decisive moment

decisive moment  

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The influential modernist ideal of phototographing the most telling instant in a significant event, at the same time giving ‘proper expression’ to the ‘precise organization of forms’: i.e. with ...
Dephot

Dephot  

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German photo and press agency founded in 1928 by Simon Guttmann (1890–?) and Alfred Marx. With Felix H. Man and Umbo joining in 1929 and Kurt Hübschmann (Hutton) in 1930 ...
disability and photography

disability and photography  

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The more straightforward aspect of the subject concerns ways by which physically impaired photographers can function more effectively. Improved access to the beauty spots, heritage sites, and ...
documentary photography

documentary photography  

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IntroductionIn the broadest sense, all photography not intended purely as a means of artistic expression might be considered ‘documentary’, the photograph a visual document of an event, place, object ...
Esther Bubley

Esther Bubley  

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(1921–98), American documentary photographergifted in putting her subjects at ease, noted for fine images of ordinary people, especially children. Beginning as a photofinisher and darkroom ...
Heinz Hajek-Halke

Heinz Hajek-Halke  

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(1898–1983), German experimental photographer,who spent his first twelve years in Argentina, later studying painting in Berlin. At the beginning of the 1920s he worked as an engraver, illustrator, ...
Hollywood publicity photographs

Hollywood publicity photographs  

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Still photography, comprising both studio portraiture and the work of publicity‐department ‘stillsmen’, made a significant contribution to the Hollywood film industry, especially during the heyday of ...
iconic photographs

iconic photographs  

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Like its religious precursors, a modern, secular icon not only conveys information but is instantly recognizable and is, in Vicki Goldberg's words, ‘a representative image of profound significance to ...
Illustrierter Beobachter

Illustrierter Beobachter  

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1926–45),the Nazi Party's weekly magazine, launched in recognition of photojournalism's growing importance in German cultural and political life. From 1930 it became an important vehicle for the ...
James Abbe

James Abbe  

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(b Alfred, ME, 17 July 1883; d San Francisco, 11 Nov 1973),photographer. James (Edward) Abbe was self-taught and started to produce photographs by the age of 12. From 1898 ...
Jessie Tarbox Beals

Jessie Tarbox Beals  

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(1870–1942), American photographerwho initially opened a summer studio in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, where she was a schoolteacher. Hired briefly as staff photographer for the Buffalo Inquirer and ...
Karl Bulla

Karl Bulla  

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(1855–1930),(1881–1943), and(1883–?), Russian photographersof German or Swiss extraction. Although biographical details are sparse, it seems that Karl, the father, opened a portrait studio in St ...

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