Pewien muzyk bluesowy z Chicago, Carlos Johnson mawial, ze sa "muzycy" i "operatorzy instrumentow". Podobnie w fotografii sa fotografowie i uzytkownicy aparatow fotograficznych. Roznica prawie taka sama jak miedzy madrym a nieglupim. Prawda oczywista jest, ze to fotograf robi zdjecie a nie aparat fotograficzny. Pozostajac "operatorem instrumentu", bez wzgledu na rodzaj sprzetu nie mamy szans na wykonanie inspirujacego zdjecia. Do tego potrzebny jest talent postrzegania rzeczywistosci, postrzegania czasem zwyklych, niezwyklych spraw. Jakosc sprzetu pozwala jedynie uczynic te prace doskonalymi technicznie.


There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs
Ansel Adams

To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, 'There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.'
Ansel Adams

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Masters of Photography:

Ansel Adams: Majestic landscapes of the American West

Abbott Berenice: architectural studies of New York City in the 1930s - the Atget of Manhattan

Robert Adams: Documenting the environmental destruction of the American West in the late 20th century

Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Cultural and surreal imagery from Mexico

Eugene Atget: Ddocumentary photos of Paris architecture in the early 20th century

Diane Arbus: Documentary, Photojournalism

E. J. Bellocq: Prostitute portraits from the red-light district of New Orleans in 1912

Karl Blossfeldt: Early 20th century, magnified photos of plant life revealed surreal, even Art Noveau forms

Margaret Bourke-White: Photojournalist, made some of the first photodocumentation of the Nazi concentration camps.

Bill Brandt: Surrealist and working class imagery, British, 1930-60.

Brassai: After dark in the Paris underworld between the wars

Harry Callahan: Formalistic, minimalist portraits and landscapes

Julia Margaret Cameron: Victorian portraits, soft focus, from the early days of photography

Alvin Langdon Coburn: Pioneer of abstract photography with his "Vortographs"

Imogen Cunningham: American modernist, best known for closeups of flowers and plants

Roy DeCarava: Documenting the African-American experience and its cultural icons

Robert Doisneau: Happy photos of Parisian life in the mid 20th century.

Benedykt Jerzy Dorys (Rotenberg): In his pre-war atelier at Jerozolimskie Alleys was photographed the sociable elite of Warsaw (actors, artists, diplomatists). However, Jerzy Dorys passed to the history as a creator of cycle of pictures "Kazimierz over Vistula"

William Eggleston: Deceptively banal color photos of contemporary American rural and suburban life

Walker Evans: Imagery of American society during the Great Depression

Roger Fenton: The first war photographer: the Crimea, 1850s

Lee Friedlander: Contemporary, humorous, visually exciting...my personal favorite

Emmet Gowin: "Gowin's simple yet intensely seen daily events take on the quality of ritual" - Jonathan Green

Tomasz Gudzowaty: Polish photographer, multiple laureate of international prizes of the World Press Photo. Took photos of African animals, monastery Shaolin, he photographed also famous buildings of the world.

John Gutmann: 1930s America but NOT the Great Depression, a precursor of the street photographers of the 50s

Lewis Hine: Activist documentary work from early 20th century, from Ellis Island to child labor to sweatshops

Ryszard Horowitz: Polish photographer living in United States; the precursor of computer processing of photo

Hill & Adamson: Mid-19th-century calotypists, interesting collaboration between artist and technician

Yousuf Karsh: Canadian portrait master, created some of the iconic portraits of world leaders in the 40s and 50s.

Andre Kertesz: Eastern Europe to Paris to New York, ranging from surrealist imagery to street photography.

William Klein: New York street photography in the mid-fifties.

Zbigniew Kosycarz: Polish documentalist living in Three City ( Gdansk, Sopot, Gdynia) and Pomerania region in north Poland.

Josef Koudelka: Czechoslovakian, 1970s images of his Exile in Western Europe.

Dorothea Lange: Documented American poor during the Great Depression.

Jacques-Henri Lartigue: A child photographer, with exuberance and delight, France before World War I.

Clarence John Laughlin: Haunting images of abandoned cotton plantations and cemeteries in New Orleans.

Helen Levitt: Street photography from early 1940's New York City.

Robert Mapplethorpe: Erotically charged imagery from a gay perspective.

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: Surrealist vision from middle America in the 1950s and 1960s.

Joel Meyerowitz: Moving from street photography to landscape; from black-and-white to color; and from 35mm to 8 x 10 format.

Lisette Model: An important pioneer in street photography and portraits from the edge.

Tina Modotti: Revolutionary images from 1920s Mexico.

Eadweard Muybridge: 1880s, the first to use the camera to analyze motion too fast to be seen with the naked eye.

Felix Nadar - Paris: 1850-1870, portraits, early photographic pioneer.

Arnold Newman: One of the greatest portrait-makers in the history of photography.

Timothy O'Sullivan: Civil War and American West, wet plate photography.

Paul Outerbridge: 1920s and 30s surrealism and fetishistic nudes; a pioneer in color photography.

Gordon Parks: Documented the post-WWII African-American experience, portraying the common people and icons of the civil rights era.

Irving Penn: Much, much more than just a fashion photographer.

Paul Outerbridge: 1920s and 30s surrealism and fetishistic nudes; a pioneer in color photography.

Tadeusz Rolke: Polish artist of photography, precursor of Polish report photo. He started his adventure with photography already during II world war, in the time of Varsovian Rise. True beginnings of his works fell on summer 50. XX in. Detained in period of stalinizmu.

Jacob Riis: Photos were only a tool for his crusade against poverty in early 20th century New York City slums.

Alexander Rodchenko: 1920-30s in Russia, formalist, odd angles, a new way of looking.

Sebastiao Salgado: Documenting the human condition in late 20th century, from Ethiopian famine to Brazilian hell mines.

Cindy Sherman: Artist using the photographic self-portrait as a means to express narrative.

Stephen Shore: Master of large format camera, working in color depictions of urban scenes and landscapes.

W. Eugene Smith: Documentary photography with a moral edge, the King of the Photo Essay.

Frederick Sommer: Surrealist imagery somehow from realist content.

Edward Steichen: Protege of Stieglitz, pioneer in pictorialism before moving on to fashion photography.

Alfred Stieglitz: The Prophet of photography as an art form, his own excellent work is too often overlooked.

Paul Strand: Another Stieglitz protege, pioneer of Straight Photography.

William Henry Fox Talbot: Early photographic pioneer, developed some of the first methods of fixing shadows on paper.

Jerry Uelsmann: Complex multiple prints utilizing "post-visualization" to depict ambiguous and humorous imagery.

Max Waldman: Celebrating theatre and the dance, 1960s and 1970s.

Carleton E. Watkins: Premier landscape photographer of the American West in the 1800s.

Weegee (Arthur Felig): the news photographer cum photojournalist whose images of murder.

Edward Weston: Photographer's photographer, f64, landscapes, portraits, still lifes, all done in same realist manner.

Minor White: Cofounder with Ansel Adams of the Zone System, also a great educator.

Garry Winogrand: Compulsive street photographer, imagery is edgy, disorienting.

Lothar Wolleh: A master of the portrait, featuring photographs of modern artists.

Clark Little: I enjoy the power and beauty of the thick bombs that roll through. Now I can capture some of those heavy moments without getting slammed. Well, most of the time. - Clark Little


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