Dating the physically handicapped
Modern Photography, Straight Photography, Photojournalism Born: November 3, 1903 - St.Louis, Missouri, USADied: April 10, 1975 - New Haven, Connecticut, USA The photographs of Walker Evans told the story of American working-class life with an exacting frankness that was truly revolutionary for its time.Modern Photography, Straight Photography, Photojournalism, Documentary Photography Born: August 22, 1908 - Chantelop-en-Brie, France Died: August 3, 2004 - Montjustin, France The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson defined the field of photojournalism and created some of the most memorable photos of the greatest world events of his era.He also brilliantly captured "the decisive moment", the split second when an intersting and powerful composition is best photographed.Dada, Modern Photography, Performance Art, Readymade, Proto-Feminist Artists Born: July 12, 1874 - Swinemunde, Germany (now Świnoujście, Poland)Died: December 14, 1927 - Paris, France Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, the provocateur and essential catalyst for New York Dada movement, upended notions of what was considered art.Conceptual Art Born: Bernd: August 20th, 1931 - Siegen, Germany Hilla: September 2nd, 1934 - Potsdam, Germany Died: Bernd: June 22nd, 2007 - Rostock, Germany Hilla: October 10th, 2015 - Dusseldorf, Germany The artistic duo Bernd and Hilla Becher were German photographers that explored the cultural impact of industrial design and the need for preservation through photographic series, memorializing them in single-image, gridded gelatin silver prints.
Modern Photography, Straight Photography, Documentary Photography Born: February 12, 1857 - Libourne, France Died: August 4, 1927 - Paris, France Eugène Atget was a French photographer who in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century carefully and comprehensively documented the street scenes, architecture and artists of Paris.
Heartfield is also noted for his contributions to the Dada movement, creating stage designs, book covers, and altogether merging politics and art.
Dada Born: November 1, 1889 - Gotha, Germany Died: May 31, 1978 - Berlin, Germany Hannah Hoch was a German-born Dada artist.
Photorealism Born: July 5, 1940 - Monroe, Washington Chuck Close is an American painter and photographer who achieved fame as a photorealist through his large-scale portraits.
Though a catastrophic spinal artery collapse in 1988 left him severely paralyzed, he has continued to paint and produce work that remains sought after by museums and collectors.