here are some photographers who I decided to look up after doing some reading of the”photography” by John Ingledew.
This is Kevin Carter’s photo which achieved the “Pulitzer prize” it is an incredible depiction of the harsh reality of some countries. This is from the Sudan famine- the vulture is waiting for the child to die so it can eat it.
Erich Salomon a pioneering German photojournalist who is best known for his candid photographs of statesmen and celebrities. He first picked up a camera in 1927, when he was 41, to document some legal disputes and soon after hid an Ermanox camera usable in dim light in his bowler hat. By cutting a hole in the hat for the lens, Salomon snapped a photo of a police killer on trial in a Berlin criminal court.
Here are some of his news photos:
Dr. Harold E. Edgerton, professor at MIT and inventor of the electronic flash, devoted his career to recording what the unaided eye cannot see. His photographs illustrate such moments as: a bullet seen the instant it explodes through an apple, a perfect coronet formed by a milk-drop splash, and a football dented by the contact of Wes Fesler’s booted foot. These images have become classics of modern art and science. He used a shutter speed of 1/100,000 to photograph these frozen movements.
Next I chose to research some of Irving Penn’s work
His unique style of fashion photography used natural light rather than all the expensive studio lighting, favouring a simple black or white background to bring out specific features of his subjects. He championed black and white photography and focused on the composition of the photograph, placing his subjects in the frame in a way that resembled still life images.
I had been to one of Paul Strand’s exhibitions.. his “blind” photograph still stays with me:
And lastly Martin Parr – I love his sense of colour-he is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take a critical look at modern society, specifically consumerism, foreign travel and tourism, motoring, family and relationships, and food.