Gianni Berengo Gardin (1930)

Gianni Berengo Gardin (Santa Margherita Ligure , October 10 – 1930 ) is a photographer Italian among the best known. Biography He started from 1954 to deal with photography. He began his career photojournalist in 1965 , when working for The World of Mario Pannunzio . In the coming years he collaborates with major national…

Margaret Bourke-White (1904-1971)

Margaret Bourke (1904-1971) By Lori Oden For The International Photography Hall of Fame Margaret Bourke-White lived the life most of us only dream about. Well, maybe only photographers dream about. But to live life as fully as she did, could only inspire the un-inspirable. She was born on June 14th, 1904 in the Bronx, New…

Robert Frank Interviewed at Wellesley College (1977)

“It was logical for me to get off doing still photography after becoming a success at it. I think it would just become a repeat—I would repeat myself.” An interview with Robert Frank, from one of ten symposiums at Wellesley College 1977 called “Photography within the Humanities”. Robert Frank: I’m just trying to, as they say, find…

Robert Frank (1924)

Robert Frank (born November 9, 1924, Zürich, Switzerland) is an American photographer and documentary filmmaker. His most notable work, the 1958 book titled The Americans, earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and nuanced outsider’s view of American society. Critic Sean O’Hagan, writing in The Guardian in 2014, said The Americans…

René Maltête (1930–2000)

René Maltête was a French photographer and poet,  was born on 8 May 1930 at Lamballe (Côtes-d’Armor, France). He started taking pictures at 16; his first camera was a Pontiac 6×9.[1][n 1] In 1951 he went to Paris to become an assistant director, and in 1952, he started working with Jacques Tati, Claude Barma and René Wheeler….

Luigi Ghirri

Luigi Ghirri, lived from 1943 until 1992, was a revolutionary photographer from Italy who gained an influential reputation as a master and pioneer of contemporary photography. In the 1970s, his career began with an organization headed by conceptual artists. This group had a major influence on Ghirri and he managed to present his first series…

Fan Ho (1937 – 2016)

Ho Fan (Chinese: 何藩) (born 8 October 1937) is a celebrated Chinese photographer, film director and actor. He has won over 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide since 1956 for his photography. Biography Fan Ho was born in Shanghai in 1931, but immigrated with his family to Hong Kong at an early age….

Franco Fontana

Franco Fontana is an Italian photographer born in Modena, on December, 9th, 1933. He is best known for his abstract colour landscapes. Fontana’s photos have been used as album cover art for records produced by the ECM jazz label. He is known as the inventor of the photographic line referred to as concept of line….

50 GREAT COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – PART 2

They taught us the meaning of photography, the very smell of composition and the beautiful essence of lights and shadows. Their works teach us great insights on all aspects of photography. To say the least, We are happy to get some online presence of these stupendous works. In this post of ours, I wanted to…

50 GREAT COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE MASTERS OF PHOTOGRAPHY – PART 1

They taught us the meaning of photography, the very smell of composition and the beautiful essence of lights and shadows. Their works teach us great insights on all aspects of photography. To say the least, We are happy to get some online presence of these stupendous works. In this post of ours, I wanted to…

50 great black and white photographs from the masters of photography

They taught us the meaning of photography, the very smell of composition and the beautiful essence of lights and shadows. Their works teach us great insights on all aspects of photography. To say the least, We are happy to get some online presence of these stupendous works. In this post of ours, I wanted to…

Edward Steichen (1879-1973)

Edward Steichen, in full Eduard Jean Steichen (born March 27, 1879, Luxembourg—died March 25, 1973, West Redding, Connecticut, U.S.), American photographer who achieved distinction in a remarkably broad range of roles. In his youth he was perhaps the most talented and inventive photographer among those working to win public acceptance of photography as a fine…

Μία συλλογή σπάνιων ιστορικών φωτογραφιών

Η ιστορία δε φτιάχνεται από κείμενα σε παλιά βιβλία. Ούτε από φωτογραφίες, βίντεο, συσκευές, εργαλεία, ακόμα και αναμνήσεις. Η ιστορία φτιάχνεται από τους ανθρώπους. Έτσι κι αλλιώς, οι άνθρωποι δημιουργούν την ιστορία. Είμαστε τα μόνα πλάσματα που γράφουμε ιστορία και νοιαζόμαστε γι’ αυτήν. Χωρίς να ανατρέχουμε στο παρελθόν και σε ότι αυτό σήμαινε, πως θα…

PHILIPPE HALSMAN (1906-1979)

Philippe Halsman (Latvian: Filips Halsmans 2 May 1906 – 25 June 1979) was an American portrait photographer. He was born in Riga in the part of the Russian Empire which later became Latvia, and died in New York City. Born to a Jewish family of Morduch (Mark) Halsman, a dentist, and Ita Grintuch, a grammar…

La rafle – the round up (2010)

A faithful retelling of the 1942 “Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup” and the events surrounding it. Director: Rose Bosch Writer: Rose Bosch Stars: Jean Reno, Mélanie Laurent, Gad Elmaleh

Le prénom (What’s in a Name?) 2012

Vincent is about to become a father. At a meeting with childhood friends he announces the name for his future son. The scandalous name ignites a discussion which surfaces unpleasant matters from the past of the group. Directors: Alexandre de La Patellière, Matthieu Delaporte Writers: Matthieu Delaporte, Alexandre de La Patellière,Matthieu Delaporte,Alexandre de La Patellière…

Rahi Rezvani (1978)

Born 1978 Tehran, Iran Nationality Dutch Rezvani was born and raised in Tehran. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design from Tehran University of Art, and in 2008 a Master’s degree in photography from The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. Rezvani started working with the Netherlands Dance Theatre in 2006 for…

Misha Gordin

O Misha Gordin, γεννήθηκε το 1946 στην Ρίγα της τότε Σοβιετικής Ενωσης και νυν Λετονίας. Εκανε σπουδές μηχανικού αεροσκαφών, αλλά δεν δούλεψε ποτέ στην πολιτική αεροπορία. Η πρώτη του δουλειά, ήταν ως μηχανικός ειδικών εφέ, στο Riga Motion Studios. Ξεκίνησε να φωτογραφίζει ερασιτεχνικά στην ηλικία των 19 χρονών, κάνοντας κυρίως πoρτραίτα και φωτογραφία ρεπορτάζ. Απογοητευμένος…

Kiss Of Death (1947)

Kiss of Death is a 1947 film noir movie directed by Henry Hathaway and written by Ben Hecht and Charles Lederer from a story by Eleazar Lipsky. The story revolves around a former robber played by Victor Mature and the ruthless, violent Tommy Udo (Richard Widmark in his first film). The movie also starred Brian…

Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry was born on February 24, 1950 in Philadelphia. He started to travel age 19, and although he always wanted to be a filmmaker, he fell in love with still photography. After getting a degree in theater arts, he started working for the “Today’s Post” in Pennsylvania, doing local photography assignments. After two years…

Night And The City (1950)

Night and the City is a 1950 British film noir directed by Jules Dassin and starring Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney and Googie Withers. It is based on the novel of the same name by Gerald Kersh. Shot on location in London and at Shepperton Studios, the plot revolves around an ambitious hustler whose plans keep…

13 Great Vintage Cameras

Film: recording moments. Moments that have passed, even as the shutter clicks. It’s no wonder photography is bound so deeply to nostalgia, sending us down memory lane to simpler times. But the hobby — the art — is deeper still; the equipment you use says just as much about your craft as your subjects or…

Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries around the world. Born in New York in 1938, he began photographing in 1962, becoming a “street photographer” in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank. However, Meyerowitz works exclusively in colour. As an early (mid-60s)…

Abelardo Morell

Abelardo Morell was born in Havana, Cuba in 1948. He immi­grated to the United States with his par­ents in 1962. Morell received his under­grad­u­ate degree in 1977 from Bow­doin Col­lege and an MFA from The Yale Uni­ver­sity School of Art in 1981. In 1997 he received an hon­orary degree from Bow­doin College. He has received…

CHRISTOFER ANDERSON (1970)

Born in British Columbia in 1970, Christopher Anderson spent much of his early years in Texas, where his father was a preacher, before moving to New York City and then Paris. His life in photography began in the photo lab of the Dallas Morning News, where he learned to develop film and print pictures. In…

Abbas (1944)

Born a photographer, Abbas is an Iranian transplanted to Paris. He has dedicated himself to documenting the political and social life of societies in conflict. In his major work since 1970 he has covered wars and revolutions in Biafra, Bangladesh, Northern Ireland, Vietnam, the Middle East, Chile, Cuba, and South Africa during apartheid. From 1978…

Edward Weston (1886-1958)

Ο Edward Weston ήταν ένας από τους  διασημότερους φωτογράφους  του 20ού αιώνα. Η κληρονομιά του περιλαμβάνει αρκετές χιλιάδες με άψογη σύνθεση και έξοχα τυπωμένες φωτογραφίες που έχουν επηρεάσει τους φωτογράφους σε όλο τον κόσμο για 60 έτη. Φωτογράφιζε  τοπία , μορφές όπως η αγκινάρα, τα κοχύλια, τους βράχους  μέχρι γυμνά και πορτρέτα χρησιμοποιώντας πάντα  φωτογραφικές…

Josef Sudek (1896 – 1976)

Josef Sudek  was a Czech photographer, best known for his haunting night-scapes of Prague. Originally a bookbinder, Sudek was badly injured during action by the Hungarian Army on the Italian Front of World War I in 1916. Although he had no experience with photography and was one-handed due to his amputation, he was given a…

Robert Capa (1913 – 1954)

Ο Robert Capa (Το  πραγματικό του ονοματεπώνυμο ήταν Friedmann Endre) γεννήθηκε στις  22 Οκτωβρίου 1913 στη Βουδαπέστη και σκοτώθηκε στις  25 Μαΐου 1954 στην Ινδοκίνα. Ήταν ένας Ούγγρος φωτογράφος, φωτορεπόρτερ και δημοσιογράφος. Σε ηλικία 18 ετών διαπιστώνει  ότι δεν υπάρχει ευοίωνο μέλλον για αυτόν στην Ουγγαρία και την εγκαταλείπει. Ο Capa αρχικά ήθελε να γίνει συγγραφέας…

David Alan Harvey (1944)

Born in San Francisco, David Alan Harvey was raised in Virginia. He discovered photography at the age of 11. Harvey purchased a used Leica with savings from his newspaper route and began photographing his family and neighborhood in 1956. When he was 20 he lived with and documented the lives of a black family living…

Chema Madoz (1958)

Jose Maria Rodriguez Madoz was born in Madrid in 1958 and was a pupil of Javier Valhonrat in the photography workshops of the Fine Arts Academy of Madrid. He studied History of Art at the Complutense University of Madrid at the same time as attending photography courses at the Image Teaching Centre. His first individual exhibition…

Garry Winogrand (1928 – 1984)

Garry Winogrand was born in New York City in 1928; he became interested in photography in the late 1940’s when he was in the United States Air Force. When he was done his term of duty, he went on to City College in New York City to study painting. A year later he went to…

Man Ray (1890 – 1976)

Ο Μαν Ραίη (Man Ray, 27 Αυγούστου 1890 – 18 Νοεμβρίου 1976) ήταν Αμερικανόςκαλλιτέχνης, γνωστός κυρίως για το φωτογραφικό του έργο και την ανάμιξή του στα κινήματα του ντανταϊσμού και του υπερρεαλισμού. Το πραγματικό του όνομα ήταν Emmanuel Rudzitsky και γεννήθηκε στη Φιλαδέλφειατης Πενσυλβανίας στην Αμερική το 1890, ενώ μεγάλωσε στο Μπρούκλιν της Νέα Υόρκης….

William Eggleston (1939)

Ο φωτογράφος William Eggleston γεννήθηκε το 1939 στο Memphis της πολιτείας του Tennessee της Αμερικής. Είναι φωτογράφος διεθνώς αναγνωρισμένος για τη προώθηση της έγχρωμης εικόνας ως σύγχρονου εκφραστικού μέσου. Περί τα 1962, ήρθε για πρώτη φορά σε επαφή με τη δουλειά του Henri Cartier Bresson από τον οποίο επηρεάστηκε σε μεγάλο βαθμό. Το 1965 άρχισε…

Relatos Salvajes (2014)

Ένα αεροπλάνο γεμάτο επιλεγμένους επιβάτες, μια βιαστική οδική προσπέραση, ένας μηχανικός στα πρόθυρα νευρικής κρίσης… Έξι ιστορίες ανθρώπινης απόγνωσης και πρωτότυπης εκδίκησης. «Μην θυμώνεις, απλά πέρνα στην αντεπίθεση!» Βάση αυτού του σκεπτικού κινείται η υπόθεση της ταινίας «Ιστορίες για αγρίους»- η υποψηφιότητα της Αργεντινής για το Oscar καλύτερης ξενόγλωσσης ταινίας για το 2015. Πρόκειται για…

La Famille Belier (2014)

Σε μια τετραμελή οικογένεια κωφάλαλων η νεαρή Πολά είναι η μόνη που μπορεί να ακούσει και να μιλήσει. Κι ενώ προσπαθεί να διεκπεραιώσει τις καθημερινές υποχρεώσεις της στο σχολείο και τις αγροτικές δουλειές στη φάρμα, ο πατέρας της αποφασίζει να θέσει υποψηφιότητα για δήμαρχος και ο καθηγητής μουσικής τής προτείνει να συμμετάσχει σε ένα διαγωνισμό…

WALKER EVANS (1903 – 1975)

O Γουόκερ Έβανς (Walker Evans, 3 Νοεμβρίου 1903 – 10 Απριλίου 1975) ήταν Αμερικανός φωτογράφος, ιδιαίτερα γνωστός μέσα από το έργο του για την αμερικανική υπηρεσία Farm Security Administration, στο οποίο αποτύπωσε τις συνθήκες ζωής των αμερικανών αγροτών. Θεωρείται ένας από τους σημαντικότερους φωτογράφους του 20ού αιώνα. Γεννήθηκε το 1903 στο Σαιντ Λούις της πολιτείας…

La grande bellezza (2013)

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. Director: Paolo Sorrentino Writers: Paolo Sorrentino (story), Paolo Sorrentino(screenplay), Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone,…

Ida (2013)

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. Director: Pawel Pawlikowski Writers: Pawel Pawlikowski (screenplay), Rebecca Lenkiewicz (screenplay) Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik  As a photographer i love this…

Robert Doisneau ( 1912 – 1994 )

Robert Doisneau was a French photographer. In the 1930s he used a Leica on the streets of Paris. He and Henri Cartier-Bresson were pioneers of photojournalism. He is renowned for his 1950 image Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall), a photograph of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris. Doisneau was appointed a Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honour in 1984….

Alex Webb (1952)

Alex Webb became interested in photography during his high school years and attended the Apeiron Workshops in Millerton, New York, in 1972. He majored in history and literature at Harvard University, at the same time studying photography at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. In 1974 he began working as a professional photojournalist and…

René Burri ( 1933 – 2014 )

René Burri (9 April 1933 – 20 October 2014) was a Swiss photographer known for his photos of major political, historical and cultural events and key figures of the second half of the 20th century. Burri worked for Magnum Photosand photographed political, military and artistic figures and scenes since 1946. He made portraits of Che Guevara andPablo Picasso as well as iconic…

BRASSAÏ (1899 – 1984)

Brassaï (pseudonym of Gyula Halász; 9 September 1899 – 8 July 1984) was a Hungarian photographer, sculptor, writer, and filmmaker who rose to international fame in France in the 20th century. He was one of the numerous Hungarian artists who flourished in Paris beginning between the World Wars. In the early 21st century, the discovery of more than 200 letters and hundreds of…

ΦΙΛΜ

Το φιλμ ή ταινία είναι ένα υλικό που χρησιμοποιείται από φωτογραφικές και κινηματογραφικές μηχανές για να καταγράψει κινούμενες ή ακίνητες εικόνες, αλλά και έγγραφα ηλεκτρονικής μορφής ή χειρόγραφα. Θεωρείται μια σημαντική φόρμα καταγραφής υλικού. Σε πολλές βιβλιοθήκες και μουσεία το φιλμ χρησιμεύει ως αποθηκευτικός χώρος αρχειακού υλικού, ιδιαίτερα με τη μορφή του μικροφίλμ. Καθοριστικής σημασίας…

Vivian Maier (1926-2009)

Η Maier γεννήθηκε στις 1 Φεβρουαρίου 1926 στη Νέα Υόρκη. Ήταν κόρη του αυστριακού Charles Maier και της γαλλίδας Maria Jaussaud. Κατά τη διάρκεια της παιδικής της ηλικίας, με την οικογένειά της μετακινούνταν συχνά από τις ΗΠΑ στην Γαλλία. Ο πατέρας της εγκατέλειψε την οικογένειά του περίπου το 1930. Η ίδια επέστρεψε από τη Γαλλία…

Βούλα Παπαϊωάννου (1898-1990)

Voula Papaioannou began working as a photographer during the 1930s, concentrating at first on studies of landscapes, monuments and archaeological exhibits. The outbreak of war in 1940 marked a turning point in her career, as she was intensely affected by the suffering of the civilian population of Athens. Realising the power of her camera to…

Mario Giacomelli (1925 – 2000)

Mario Giacomelli (Senigallia, 1 August 1925 – Senigallia, 25 November 2000) was an Italian photographer. Giacomelli was a self-taught photographer. At 13, he left high school, began working as a typesetter and spent his weekends painting. After the horrors of World War II, he turned to the more immediate medium of photography. He wandered the…