- By Tushar Soni
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
If you love photography and if you truly want to take unforgettable and moving photographs, you can learn photography by studying the pictures of some famous photographers. Some of the most valued artists are decreased, but some are still delighting us with their photographs. The list below includes some of the most famous photographers that still impact our lives today.
1. Annie Leibovitz is an American portrait photographer. She is best known for her engaging portraits, particularly of celebrities, which often feature subjects in intimate settings and poses. Leibovitz,s polariod of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, taken five hours before Lennon,s murder, is considered Rolling Stone magazine,s most Famous cover photograph.
2. Robert Capa has taken many famous war-time photographs. He has covered five wars, even though the name “Robert Capa” was only the name placed to the photos the Endre Friedman took and that were marketed under the “Robert Capa” name. Friedman felt that if you were not close enough to the subject, then you wouldn,t get a good photograph. He was often in the trenches with soldiers when he took photographs, while most other war photographers took photos from a safe distance.
3. Eliot Porter was an American photographer best known for his intimate colour photographs of nature. He started to photograph birds and the landscapes with Kodak box camera as a child. Porter acquired a Leica in 1930. In 1933, he was powerfully moved by the photographs of Ansel Adams. Ansel encouraged him to work with a large-format camera. Porter did so upon meeting Alfred Stieglitz, who exhibited his work at An American in 1939.
4. Paul Strand was an American photographer who helped to establish photography as an art form in the 20th century. His diverse body of work spanned six decades. He covered many genres and subjects throughout the Americas, Europe, and Africa. Alfred Steiglitz helped influence his modernistic approach. Paul even worked with renowned documentary photographer Lewis Hine. Here,he learned how to capture urban bustle, Formal abstractions, and street portaits.
5. Edward Western was an 20th-century American still life photographer. Over the course pf his 40-year career, Weston photographed an increasingly expensive set of subjects. These included landscapes, still lifes,nudes and portraits. He came to focus on portraits after spending part of his career capturing trees and rocks in California. In 1937, Weston was the first photographer to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship. Over the next two years, he produced nearly 1400 negatives using his 8*10 camera.
6. Steve McCurry is a famous for his photo ‘Afghan girl,’ taken in a refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan. This photo was named the most recognized photo of National Geographic. McCurry has photographed many assignments for National Geographic and has been member of Magnum Photos since 1986.
7. Jimmy Nelsson is well-known for his portraits of tribal and indigenous people taken in more than 16 countries. His photos will live to tell the tale. Nelsoon,s book is now a collector,s item.