Lee Friedlander, born in 1934, began photographing the American social Landscape in 1948 including portraits of Jazz musicians and street photography. With an ability to organize a vast amount of visual information, Friedlander has made humorous and poignant images among the caos of city life, dense landscape and countless other subjects. Continue reading Lee Friedlander
When Eggleston’s color photographs were shown publicly in the 1970s, they ruptured public understanding of the medium, long-dominated by black-and-white imagery. Though by no means the first art photographer to work with color film, Eggleston distinguished himself by treating color as a means of discovery and expression, and as a way to highlight aspects of life hidden in plain sight. Continue reading William Eggleston
Martin Parr was born in Surrey, England, in 1952. As a boy, his grandfather encouraged his interest in photography, and Parr went on to study it at Manchester Polytechnic. He has since worked on numerous photographic projects that flaunt his style which pokes and prods the moral atrophy and preposterousness of modern times.
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