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    Joseph Niépce, Inventor of Photography - 1826  
Joseph Nicéphore Niépce was a French inventor, now usually credited as the inventor of photography and a pioneer in that field. Niépce developed heliography, a technique he used to create the world's oldest surviving product of a photographic process...
 
    Louis Daguerre, Daguerreotype - 1839  
Louis Daguerre was a doctor, a painter and a theatrical set designer, but he is best remembered as one of the inventors of photography. Both he and Nicéphore Niepce began their initial experiments separately, but in 1829, they teamed up. Niepce died...
 
    Roger Fenton, British Photographer  
Roger Fenton was a pioneering British photographer, one of the first war photographers and known for his Crimean War photographs. It is likely that in autumn 1854, as the war grabbed the attention of the British public, that some powerful friends...
 
    Muybridge, Father of Motion Picture  
Eadweard Muybridge is often called the father of the motion picture because of his photographic studies of animal motion. He began his career as a landscape photographer, and always considered himself more an artist than a scientist, although he wel...
 
    Lewis Carroll, Author Alice in Wonderland  
The Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman, and photographer. His most famous writings are Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Thro...
 
    Frederick Hollyer, Photographer  
Frederick Hollyer's portraits offers us an exclusive glimpse into late-Victorian and Edwardian celebrity culture. His sitters ranged from HG Wells to the Nobel prize-winning discoverer of argon Lord Rayleigh, from Princess Louise to William Morris....
 
    George Hendrik Breitner, Painter  
George Hendrik Breitner was a Dutch painter and photographer. He trained as a painter and draughtsman at the academy in The Hague. Although the Dutch painter Charles Rochussen taught the students history and landscape painting, Breitner's interests d...
 
    Karl Blossfeldt, German Photographer  
Karl Blossfeldt was a German photographer, sculptor, teacher and artist who worked in Berlin, Germany. He is best known for his close-up photographs of plants. He worked as an apprentice in an artistic form of iron casting at the iron foundry in Mägd...
 
    Edward S. Curtis, Photographer  
Edward Sheriff Curtis was a photographer of the American West and of Native American peoples. In 1906 J.P. Morgan offered Curtis $75,000 to produce a series on the North American Indian. It was to be in 20 volumes with 1,500 photographs. Morgan wa...
 
    Man Ray, Photographer / Painter  
Man Ray's photography would come to play an important role in the Surrealist movement. Although he had first bought a camera in 1915 to document his paintings, he now wanted to become a professional portrait photographer. Some of his very first sitte...
 
    Leni Riefenstahl  
Leni Riefenstahl was born in Berlin in 1902. She studied painting and started her artistic career as a dancer. She became already so famous after her first dance hat Max Reinhardt engaged her for the »Deutsches Theater«. An injury of the knee put an...
 
    Henri Cartier-Bresson, Photographer  
Regarded as one of the greatest photographers of his time, Henri Cartier-Bresson was a shy Frenchman who elevated "snap shooting" to the level of a refined and disciplined art. His sharp-shooter’s ability to catch "the decisive moment," his precise e...
 
    Robert Capa, Founder Magnum Photos  
On December 3, 1938, Picture Post introduced "The Greatest War Photographer in the World: Robert Capa" with a spread of 26 photographs taken during the Spanish Civil War at the battle of Ebro. The "greatest war photographer" hated war. He was born...
 
    Zhang Yimou, Chinese Filmmaker  
Zhang Yimou is an internationally acclaimed Chinese filmmaker and cinematographer. He made his directorial debut in 1987 with the film Red Sorghum. One of Zhang's recurrent themes is a celebration of the resilience, even the stubbornness, of Chinese...
 
    Jill Greenberg, Photographer  
Jill Greenberg (born July 1967) is an American photographer. She is known for her portraits, editorial, advertising, and art work....
 
       
 
         
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