Information

Information about street photographers is out there, the internet is full of it. You will find loads of articles dropping street photographer names and portfolio. I decided to gather it all and organize it to the best of my knowledge, providing you with very short description of their body of work, area, etc on thus page.

Inspiration

Each street photographer can be a source of inspiration and anyone can learn from them, for this reason I have done research and posted separate articles on what I learnt from each of them.

The Table

Feel free to search it, order it, etc.

Photographer's NamePortraitBornDiedNationality / LocationCheat sheet
Akira Kurosawa19101998Japaninfluencial asian film director
Alec Sothwidth=2501969-USA, Minesotamakes "large-scale American projects"
Alex Webbwidth=2501952-USA, CaliforniaPhotographer known for his vibrant and complex color photographs. He has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1979.
Alexander Rodchenkowidth=25018911956Russia, St PetersburgPainter and Photographer
Alexey Brodovitchwidth=25018981971Russia, (Belarus)Garry Winogrand was one of his students
Alfred Stieglitzwidth=25018641946USA, NJ, New JerseyRun New York art galleries and Camera Work.
Allan Sekulawidth=25019512013USA, Pennsylvania
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USA, California
American photographer, writer, filmmaker, theorist and critic. From 1985 until his death in 2013, he taught at California Institute of the Arts. His work frequently focused on large economic systems, or "the imaginary and material geographies of the advanced capitalist world.". Sekula's principal medium was photography, which he employed to create exhibitions, books and films. His secondary medium was the written word, employing essays and other critical texts in concert with images to create a multi-level critique of contemporary late capitalism. His works make critical contributions on questions of social reality and globalization, and focus on what he described as "the imaginary and material geographies of the advanced capitalist world".
Anders Petersenwidth=2501944-Sweden, Stockholmintimate and personal documentary-style black-and-white photographs
Andre Kerteszwidth=25018941985Hungarian, Budapestgroundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay. Unorthodox camera angles and style. Photojournalist
Anna Delanywidth=2501985-New Zealand / New YorkPhotography Agency based in New York City, photographer captures fleeting moments in time and the gradual dilapidation of urban decay
Ansel Adamswidth=25019021984USA, CAEnvironmentalist. Known for his black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, initiated the photography group known as Group f/64, along with fellow photographers Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston.
Araki (Nobuyoshi)width=2501940-JapanHe is known primarily for his photography that blends eroticism and bondage in a fine art context
Berenice Abbottwidth=25018981991USA, Ohio, Springfieldbest known for her portraits of between-the-wars 20th-century cultural figures, New York City photographs of architecture and urban design of the 1930s, and science interpretation in the 1940s–1960s.
Bill Cunninghamwidth=25019292016USA, Boston / NYAmerican fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid and street photography.
Blake Andrewswidth=2501968-USA, Oregon, Eugenemember of the In-Public street photography collective
Boogiewidth=2501969-Serbia, Belgrade / Brooklynknown for his documentary and portrait photographs of people on the margins of society.
Boris Savelevwidth=2501948-Russia / UkraineHis style has been described as observational realism preoccupied with light and form. Savelev himself credits his 'methodical, scientific background' for the constructivist aesthetic in his photos.[3] The photographs capture Russia during a period of great upheaval, from the Cold War, through the dissolution of the U.S.S.R, to modern day Russia.
Brian Sparkswidth=250--Sweden, Stockholmfocuses his street photography on doubling, patterns, and textures, in both black and white and color, and they are both individually and collectively stunning.
Bruce Davidsonwidth=2501933-USA, Illinois / NYCMagnum Photographer, Notable work : Brooklyn Gang, The Dwarf, East 100th Street, Subway
Bruce Gildenwidth=2501946-USA, BrooklynHe is best known for his candid close-up photographs of people on the streets of New York City, using a flashgun.
Charles Nègrewidth=25018201880Francepioneering photographer, use photography as research to paint, started with the daguerreotype process before moving on to calotypes.
Cheryl Dunnwidth=250--USA, New Jersey Documentary filmmaker and photographer, spent a large part of her career documenting city streets and the people who strive to leave their mark in NY in the 80's
Christophe Agouwidth=25019692015France / NYCLived in NYC, He was a member of the In-Public street photography collective. documentary-style photographs in both black and white and color which take an allusive approach to the human condition then began taking photographs in the streets that evoked a sense of longing and isolation.
Constantine Manos (Costa)width=2501934-USA, South CarolinaGreek-American photographer known for his images of Boston and Greece. His work has been published in Esquire, Life, and Look. He is a member of Magnum Photos.
Daido Moriyamawidth=2501938-Japan, OsakaJapanese photographer noted for his images depicting the breakdown of traditional values in post-war Japan.
Dan Winterswidth=2501962-USA, CaliforniaAmerican portrait photographer, illustrator, filmmaker and writer.
David Alan Harveywidth=2501944-USA, CA, SFWorked for National Geographic magazine. He joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in 1993 and became a full member in 1997. Harvey's first book, Tell It Like It Is, self-published in 1967, documented the lives of a black family living in Norfolk, Virginia. His two major books, Cuba and Divided Soul, are based on the Spanish cultural migration into the Americas, and Living Proof deals with hip-hop culture
David Hurnwidth=2501934-England, SurreyBritish documentary photographer and member of Magnum Photos. He gained his reputation as a photojournalist for his documentation of the Hungarian revolution of 1956, and is featured in two of Ken Russell's films for the Monitor television arts' series, A House in Bayswater (1960),[2] and Watch the Birdie (1963).[3] In 1965 he became associated with Magnum Photos and became a full member in 1967.
Diane Arbuswidth=25019231971USA, NY, NYCAmerican photographer noted for photographs of marginalized people—dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers—and others whose normality was perceived by the general populace as ugly or surreal. Her work has been described as consisting of formal manipulation characterized by blatant sensationalism.
Dorothea Langewidth=25018951965USA, NJ, HobokenAmerican documentary photographer and photojournalist, best known for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs humanized the consequences of the Great Depression and influenced the development of documentary photography.
Dougie Wallacewidth=250--UK, Glasgow / LondonFor two-and-a-half years beginning in October 2010 Wallace made 30 trips to Blackpool to complete his first book Stags, Hens & Bunnies: A Blackpool Story (2014), photographs of the stag and hen parties that visit the town, spent 15 years photographing in the Shoreditch area of East London, a series published in his second book, Shoreditch Wild Life (2014).
Edward Westonwidth=25018861958USA, IllinoisInnovative and influencial, andscapes, still lifes, nudes, portraits, genre scenes and even whimsical parodies. It is said that he developed a "quintessentially American, and specially Californian, approach to modern photography" because of his focus on the people and places of the American West.
Elliott Erwittwidth=2501928-France, ParisAmerican advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings— a master of Henri Cartier-Bresson's "decisive moment". Erwitt was invited to become a member of Magnum Photos by the founder Robert Capa.
Eric Kimwidth=2501988-USA, CA, SFEric Kim is an international street photographer based in Los Angeles. He has traveled the world and shot in cities such as Paris, London, Venice, Florence, Prague and has even taught a street photography workshop in Beirut, Lebanon. He is a lover of black and white, and creates beautiful juxtapositions in his images. Not only that, but he is an anchor in the street photography community through his online presence.
Estevan Oriolwidth=2501966-USA, CAMexican American photographer and director based in Los Angeles, California. His work has been featured in numerous magazines, usually reflects Los Angeles urban and gang culture, and he has also photographed many celebrities.
Eugene Atgetwidth=25018571927France , Libourne / ParisFrench flâneur and a pioneer of documentary photography, noted for his determination to document all of the architecture and street scenes of Paris before their disappearance to modernization.Most of his photographs were first published by Berenice Abbott after his death. An inspiration for the surrealists and other artists, his genius was only recognized by a handful of young artists in the last two years of his life, and he did not live to see the wide acclaim his work would eventually receive.
Eugene Smithwidth=25019181978USA, KansasAmerican photojournalist, renowned for the dedication he devoted to his projects and his uncompromising professional and ethical standards. Smith developed the photo essay into a sophisticated visual form. His most famous studies included brutally vivid World War II photographs, the clinic of Dr Schweitzer in French Equatorial Africa, the city of Pittsburgh, the dedication of an American country doctor and a nurse midwife, and the pollution which damaged the health of the residents of Minamata in Japan.
Fan Howidth=25019312016ChinaCelebrated Chinese photographer, film director, and actor. Well known for his work "Approaching Shadow" in 10954. From 1956, he won over 280 awards from international exhibitions and competitions worldwide for his photography
Garry Winograndwidth=25019281984USA, NY, NYCAmerican street photographer, from the Bronx, New York, known for his portrayal of U.S. life, and its social issues, in the mid-20th century. Worked as a freelance photojournalist and advertising photographer in the 1950s and 1960s, and taught photography in the 1970s.
George Georgiouwidth=2501961-UKBritish photographer and photojournalist best known for his work in eastern Europe, particularly Turkey.
Gordon Parkswidth=25019122006USA, Kansas American photographer, musician, writer and film director, who became prominent in U.S. documentary photojournalism in the 1940s through 1970s—particularly in issues of civil rights, poverty and African-Americans—and in glamour photography.
Gus Powellwidth=2501974-American street photographer. He is a member of the In-Public street photography collective. His photographs are regularly published in The New Yorker.
Heather Buckleywidth=250--UK, BrightonPhotographer based in Lewes, near Brighton East Sussex, UK. Been taking photographs since I was little. got BA (hons) in Graphic Design and MA in Digital Media.
Helen Levittwidth=25019132009USA, NY, NYCAmerican photographer. She was particularly noted for "street photography" around New York City, and has been called "the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time."
Henri Cartier-Bressonwidth=25019082004France, ParisFrench humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment. His work has influenced many photographers.
Ian Brumptonwidth=2501969-UK, London Ian Brumpton prefers a rather non-confrontational approach as opposed to an aggressive “in-your-face”-style. Respect for the subject are is very important to him. He’s an attentive observer of everyday life on the streets looking for extraordinary moments.
iO Tillett Wrightwidth=2501985-USA, NY, NYCAmerican author, photographer, TV host, and activist
Irving Pennwidth=25019172009USA, NY, NYCAmerican photographer known for his fashion photography, portraits, and still lifes. Penn's career included work at Vogue magazine, and independent advertising work for clients including Issey Miyake and Clinique.
Jacob Aue Sobolwidth=2501976-Denmark, CopenhagenDanish photographer. He has worked in East Greenland, Guatemala, Tokyo, Bangkok, Copenhagen, America and Russia. In 2007 Sobol became a nominee at Magnum Photos and a full member in 2012.
Jaime Martinezwidth=2501980-Mexico, MonterreyHis work is distinguished mainly by his animated photos in gif format -particularly those in stereoscopic 3D. The main theme in his work is a constant photo essay about the beauty and mystery of the women, placing her as a charming character inside the context of the urban landscape and the nature.
Jamel Shabazzwidth=2501960-USA, NY, BrooklynAfrican-American, fashion, fine art, and documentary photographer. Shabazz has gained international recognition through his various books, exhibitions, and editorial magazine works.
Janette Beckmamwidth=2501959-UK, LondonBritish documentary photographer. She lives in New York City.
Jeff Mermelsteinwidth=2501957-USA, NY, NYCPhotojournalist and street photographer, known for his work in New York City. Captures the everyday life of a typical hardworking New Yorker
Jesse Marlowwidth=2501978-Australia, MelbourneAustralian street photographer, editorial and commercial photographer who lives and works in Melbourne.
Jesse Wrightwidth=250--USA, PA, AllengtonJesse Wright is hands down one of the most prolific street photographers on this list. Whether documenting people, outdoor walls, or signage, his work has a breadth, depth, and consistency that's gained him an immense online following across social networks.. Chosen as one of the 50 greatest street photographers right now in 2012 and 2014.
Jill Freedmanwidth=2501939-USA, PittsburgAmerican documentary photographer, based in New York. Arrived in New York City in 1964, and worked in advertising and as a copywriter. During the seventies Freedman was briefly associated with Magnum Photos, but did not become a member. She wanted to tell stories via photography, but also wanted to avoid the schmoozing required to get commissions; and she therefore set her own tasks. She had difficulty making a living, but sold prints from a stand set up outside the Whitney Museum building.
Joel Meyerowitzwidth=2501938-USA, NY, NYCHe began photographing in color in 1962 and was an early advocate of the use of color during a time when there was significant resistance to the idea of color photography as serious art. In the early 1970s he taught photography at the Cooper Union in New York City. Garry Winogrand, Tony Ray-Jones, Lee Friedlander, Tod Papageorge and Diane Arbus were photographing there at the same time. Meyerowitz was inspired by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and Eugène Atget
Joel Sternfeldwidth=2501944-USA, NY, NYCFine-art color photographer noted for his large-format documentary pictures of the United States and helping establish color photography as a respected artistic medium. He has many works in the permanent collections of the MOMA in New York City and the Getty Center in Los Angeles. He has influenced a generation of color photographers, including Andreas Gursky, who borrows many of Sternfeld's techniques and approaches.
John Thomsonwidth=25018371921UK, EdinburghPioneering Scottish photographer, geographer, and traveller. He was one of the first photographers to travel to the Far East, documenting the people, landscapes and artefacts of eastern cultures. Upon returning home, his work among the street people of London cemented his reputation, and is regarded as a classic instance of social documentary which laid the foundations for photojournalism. He went on to become a portrait photographer of High Society in Mayfair, gaining the Royal Warrant in 1881.
Johnny Mobasherwidth=250--Iran, Tehran
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UK
Street photographer. He started to shoot at age of 13. A chronicler of street life, Mobasher now lives part of the week in Manchester and part of the week in Birmingham. He proves an intriguing visual artist. His images have a jagged edge to them, a mash-up of irony, contrast and the tragi-comic wrapped in thinly-veiled bleakness and darkness of the everyday. Founder of Streetphotography.com
Jon Luvelliwidth=2501979-USA, MissouriItalian-American street photographer best known for his black-and-white images depicting idiosyncrasies of people in rural areas. His work conveys social messages addressing economical and civil issues. He’s noted for his macabre candid photography. He coined the title Fine Art Documentarian for photographers merging documentary and art photography.
Josef Koudelkawidth=2501938-Czechoslovakia, BoskoviceCzech–French photographer. In 1971 he joined Magnum Photos. He and his work received support and acknowledgment from his friend the French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. Throughout his career, Koudelka has been praised for his ability to capture the presence of the human spirit amidst dark landscapes. Desolation, waste, departure, despair and alienation are common themes in his work. His characters sometimes seem to come out of fairytales.
Josh Whitewidth=250--Canada
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Korea, Seoul
A street and documentary photographer based in Seoul, South Korea. Co-founder of @Wearethestreet on Instagram. Shoots mostly black and white photography with a big emphasis on darker tones that provide to his work with sincerity and intimacy.
Larry Halleguawidth=2501977-UK, London
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China, Chengdu
Larry’s street photography captures candid, unexpected moments as he wanders the city, documenting coincidences, visual gags and odd instances. He has been shooting candid color photography for the past four years, mainly in Asia and occasionally Europe, with his work having been described as "Bittersweet Moments" and "Fanciful characters frozen into bizarre activities".
Larry is a member of the collective Observe. He Is the winner of Magnum's Swap Shop Contest, 2017 and his works featured in many world renowned blogs and Magazines.
László Moholy-Nagywidth=25018951946HungaryHungarian painter and photographer as well as a professor in the Bauhaus school. He was highly influenced by constructivism and a strong advocate of the integration of technology and industry into the arts. Co-teacher at the Bauhaus and emigrated to the UK and then US post war. Worked at the London Royal College of Art and moved to the USA to become the director of the New Bauhaus in Chicago.
Lee Friedlanderwidth=2501934-USA, WA, Aberdeen
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USA, NY, NYC
American photographer and artist. In 1956, he moved to New York City, where he photographed jazz musicians for record covers. His early work was influenced by Eugène Atget, Robert Frank, and Walker Evans. In the 1960s and 1970s Friedlander evolved an influential and often imitated visual language of urban "social landscape," with many of his photographs including fragments of store-front reflections, structures framed by fences, posters and street signs.
Lee Jeffrieswidth=2501971-UK, ManchesterLee Jeffries lives in Manchester and constantly travels to major Western cities to meet people living in the streets, striving to capture their nobility. The encounter with homeless people marked the start of his artistic and social approach: the homeless became his main subjects.
Linda Wisdomwidth=250--UK, LondonHer style is influenced by many of the past and current masters including Cartier-Bresson, Vivian Maier, Saul Leiter, Alex Webb, Helen Levitt, John Free, Ernst Haas. Mostly post processing in black and white, her candid compositions focus mainly on light and shadow play, geometry and lines, decisive moments and urban scenes.
Lisette Modelwidth=25019011983Australia
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USA, NY, NYC
Austrian-born American photographer. Primarily known for the frank humanism of her street photography, exact details of Model's life remain unclear. She taught at the New School for Social Research in New York from 1951 up until her death in 1983 with many notable students, the most famous of which was Diane Arbus.
Maciej Dakowiczwidth=2501976-Poland, Bialystok Polish street photographer, photojournalist and gallerist. He is from Białystok in North East Poland. Dakowicz is best known for his series of photographs of Cardiff night-life titled Cardiff after Dark.He and others set up and ran Third Floor Gallery in Cardiff and he is a member of the In-Public street photography collective.
Magnum Photoswidth=2501947-NYC
Paris
London
Tokyo
Magnum Photos is an international photographic cooperative owned by its photographer-members, with offices in New York City, Paris, London and Tokyo. According to co-founder Henri Cartier-Bresson, "Magnum is a community of thought, a shared human quality, a curiosity about what is going on in the world, a respect for what is going on and a desire to transcribe it visually. Founders include : Robert Capa, David "Chim" Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, William Vandivert, Rita Vandivert, Maria Eisner.
Marc Fairhurstwidth=2501975-UK, Liverpool / LondonDocumentary and street photographer from England currently based in London. Influenced heavily by the works of Tony Ray-Jones and the works produced by the John Hinde Company, before taking on a more journalistic and documentary approach to the craft. His primary focus within photography is to capture and document people; their customs, their traditions, their way of life – what people do and how they go about doing it.
Mark Cohenwidth=2501943-USA, PhiladelphiaAmerican photographer best known for his innovative close-up street photography. Cohen's major books of photography are Grim Street (2005), True Color (2007), and Mexico (2016).
Mark Powellwidth=2501968-USA, IL, Decatur
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Mexico
American photographer. He is best known for his photos of street scenes and unusual people in Detroit and Mexico City. He is a member of the In-Public street photography collective.
Martha Cooperwidth=2501940-USA, MA, Baltimore
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NYC
American photojournalist born in the 1940s in Baltimore, Maryland. She worked as a staff photographer for the New York Post during the 1970s. She is best known for documenting the New York City graffiti scene of the 1970s and 1980s. In 1984, Cooper and Henry Chalfant published their photographs of New York City graffiti in the book Subway Art, which has been called the graffiti bible and by 2009 had sold half a million copies.
Martin Parrwidth=2501952-UK, Surrey, EpsomBritish documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world. His major projects have been rural communities (1975–82), The Last Resort (1983–85), The Cost of Living (1987–89), Small World (1987–94) and Common Sense (1995–99). Since 1994, Parr has been a member of Magnum Photos. The Martin Parr Foundation, founded in 2014, opened premises in his hometown of Bristol in 2017. It houses his own archive, his collection of British and Irish photography by other photographers, and a gallery.
Martin Roemerswidth=2501962-Netherlands, OldehoveDutch artist and photographer. Studied at the AKI Academy of Visual Arts in Enschede, the Netherlands. He graduated in 1991. Roemers is known for long term projects about urbanisation and long-term effects of warfare. He works on projects that result in exhibitions and books such as Metropolis, Relics of the Cold War, The Eyes of War and Kabul.
Martine Franckwidth=25019382012Belgium, AntwerpBelgian documentary and portrait photographer. She was a member of Magnum Photos for over 32 years. Franck was the second wife of Henri Cartier-Bresson and co-founder and president of the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation.
Mary Ellen Markwidth=25019402015US, Pensylvania
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NYC
American photographer known for her photojournalism / documentary photography, portraiture, and advertising photography. She photographed people who were "away from mainstream society and toward its more interesting, often troubled fringes".
Matt Stuartwidth=2501974-UK, LondonBritish street photographer, a member of the In-Public street photography collective and a nominee member of Magnum Photos. As well as making his personal work, street photography, he works as an advertising photographer, and leads street photography workshops. Stuart's book of street photography, All That Life Can Afford (2016), includes photographs made in London from 2002 to 2015.
Michael Ernest Sweetwidth=2501979-Nova Scotia, Martock
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Canada, Montreal
Canadian photographer, writer and educator. known for his oddly-framed, gritty, low-fi, close-up street photography, as well as for his use of cheap cameras, including disposable and instant cameras. He is the author of two street photography monographs, Most notable photographic work, grainy close-up black and white shots of Coney Island. His photography often consists of "human fragments"—partial views of people on the street. His works are mainly presented in black and white, with a grainy texture.
Narelle Autiowidth=2501969-Australia, AdelaideAustralian photographer. She is married to the photographer Trent Parke, with whom she often collaborates. Autio began exhibiting in 2000, collaborating with her husband Trent Parke on The Seventh Wave. This was followed in 2002 by the series Not of this Earth. Her solo show in 2004, Watercolours, continued her exploration of Australians at leisure. She has followed this in 2009 with the show The Summer of Us, a document of what is left behind on the beach, naturally and by humankind.
Nick Turpinwidth=2501969-UK, London
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France, Lyon
British street photographer and advertising and design photographer. He is based in London and near Lyon, France. Turpin established the first international collective of street photographers, In-Public, in 2000. His work has been published in his own book, On The Night Bus (2016) and in various survey publications, as well as being included in a number of group exhibitions. He publishes through Nick Turpin Publishing, makes short films, and gives workshops on street photography
Paul Russellwidth=2501966-UK, London
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UK, Weymouth
British street photographer with an extensive train ticket collection. He is a member of the In-Public international street photography collective since 2010. Russell's work has been published in one self-published book.
Peter Turnleywidth=2501955-USA, IN, Fort WayneAmerican-born photojournalist known for documenting the human condition and current events. Over the past two decades, he has traveled to eighty-five countries and covered nearly every major news event of international significance. He has photographed most of the world’s conflicts of the last decade including the Gulf War-1991, the Balkans (Bosnia), Somalia, Rwanda, South Africa, Chechnya, Haiti, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Kosovo, the war in Iraq-2003, and also maintains an ongoing documentation of the major refugee populations of the world.
Philip-Lorca DiCorciawidth=2501951-USA, CO, Hartford American photographer. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Afterwards diCorcia attended Yale University where he received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography in 1979. He now lives and works in New York City, and teaches at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. DiCorcia alternates between informal snapshots and iconic quality staged compositions that often have a baroque theatricality.
Rene Burriwidth=25019332014Switzerland, ZurichSwiss 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 Photos and photographed political, military and artistic figures and scenes since 1946. He made portraits of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso as well as iconic pictures of São Paulo and Brasília.
Richard Avedonwidth=25019232004USA, NY, NYCAmerican fashion and portrait photographer. An obituary published in The New York Times said that "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century". One of the things Avedon is distinguished by as a photographer is his large prints, sometimes measuring over three feet in height.
Richard Kalvarwidth=2501944-USA, NY, NYCAmerican photographer who has been associated with Magnum Photos since 1975. Kalvar has done extensive personal work in the US and Europe. Kalvar’s photographs are marked by a strong homogeneity of aesthetic and theme. His images frequently play on a discrepancy between the banality of a real situation and a feeling of strangeness that emerges from a particular choice of timing and framing. The result is a state of tension between two levels of interpretation, attenuated by a touch of humor.
Richard Sandlerwidth=2501946-USA, NY, NYCStreet photographer and documentary filmmaker. He has directed and shot eight non-fiction films, including “The Gods of Times Square,” “Brave New York” and “Radioactive City.”. Known for his ability to be in the right place at the right time with his camera. His black and white street photography captures his subjects just at the moment they realise Richard is taking a photograph, meaning the eyes of these strangers stare unblinkingly into the lens.
Robert Capawidth=25019131954Austria-Hungary, Budapest
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France, Paris
Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist, and was also the companion and professional partner of photographer Gerda Taro. He is arguably the greatest combat and adventure photographer in history. Born Endre Friedmann, he moved to Paris during the rise of Hitler, began to work with Gerta Pohorylle. Together they worked under the alias Robert Capa and became photojournalists. During his career he risked his life numerous times, most dramatically as the only civilian photographer landing on Omaha Beach on D-Day. In 1947, for his work recording World War II in pictures, U.S. general Eisenhower awarded Capa the Medal of Freedom. That same year, Capa co-founded Magnum Photos in Paris.
Robert Doisneauwidth=25019121994France, ParisFrench photographer. In the 1930s he made photographs on the streets of Paris. He was a champion of humanist photography and with Henri Cartier-Bresson a pioneer of photojournalism. Renowned for his 1950 image Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall), a photograph of a couple kissing on a busy Parisian street. Doisneau was appointed a Chevalier (Knight) of the Legion of Honour in 1984.
Robert Frankwidth=2501924-Switzerland, Zurich
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USA
Swiss-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 "changed the nature of photography, what it could say and how it could say it. [...] it remains perhaps the most influential photography book of the 20th century." Frank later expanded into film and video and experimented with manipulating photographs and photomontage.
Roger Maynewidth=25019292014UK, Cambridge
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UK, London
nglish photographer, most famous for his documentation of the children of Southam Street, London. (Most of Southam Street was demolished in 1969 to make way for Trellick Tower). In the early 1960s Mayne moved into colour photography, photographing Greece and Spain, artists and their studios, and then landscapes, and publishing work in the mid and late 1960s in the new Sunday Times and Observer colour magazines.
Ronya Galkawidth=2501980-Germany, Hamburg
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UK, London
German photographer known for her work in the streets of London. Common thread that runs through all my pictures is that they are all dealing with human sentiments & ‘emotions fortes’. Plays between light and dark, sun and shadow as much as black and white which means that much of her work is centered around shadow-play and the use of silhouettes. Shadows, reflections, silhouettes and juxtapositions are all reoccurring ‘props’ that she use when capturing street scenes.
Saul Leiterwidth=25019232013USA, PEN, Pittsburgh
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USA, NY, NYC
American photographer and painter whose early work was an important contribution to what came to be recognized as the New York school of photography. In 1948, he started taking color photographs. He began associating with other contemporary photographers such as Robert Frank and Diane Arbus and helped form what Jane Livingston has termed the New York School of photographers during the 1940s and 1950s. His work features reccuring subjects including umbrellas and reflections. However his distinction is the ability he has to isolate colours. Leiter worked as a fashion photographer for the next 20 years.
Seamus Traverswidth=250--UK, Ireland, DublinSeamus Travers is an Irish-based street photographer, and while we did not use many of his photos–the ones that were used made a massive splash in our psyche. Seamus is an expert at catching the whimsy, seeing the humor in day to day life. His work comes strong and fast from his mind’s eye and we’re given a world filled with dancing women in gas masks and men in fake mustaches wearing bowler hats. The character of Seamus’ work is one of witty awareness.
Sebastião Salgadowidth=2501944-Brazil, Aimorés
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France, Paris
Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist. He has traveled in over 120 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these have appeared in numerous press publications and books. Salgado initially worked with the photo agency Sygma and the Paris-based Gamma, but in 1979, he joined the international cooperative of photographers Magnum Photos. He left Magnum in 1994 and with his wife Lélia Wanick Salgado formed his own agency, Amazonas Images, in Paris, to represent his work.
Sergio Larrainwidth=25019312012Chile, Santiago
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France, Paris
Chilean photographer. He was a member of Magnum Photos during the 1960s. He is considered the most important Chilean photographer in history, making street photography, often of street children, using "shadow and angles in a way few had tried before.". He joined Magnum Photos as an associate in 1959 and became a full member in 1961. He worked professionally for a little over ten years, stopping in 1972.
Sha Ribeirowidth=2501980-Portugal, Lisbon
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Milan / New York
Milan-based photographer Sha Ribeiro frequently explores various subcultures with a particular focus on the music that stems from them. Through his passion for shooting portraits, often producing striking black and white images of his subjects from a raw and honest viewpoint, Ribeiro aims to make a record of all types of beauty. With no formal training and an initial introduction to photography through graffiti, Ribeiro's approach is extremely instinctive and direct. He currently works as a freelance photographer between New York and Milan.
Shomei Tomatsuwidth=25019302012Japan, NagoyaJapanese photographer, while still a student, he had his photographs published by the major Japanese photography magazines. He entered Iwanami and worked on the series Iwanami Shashin Bunko. Two years later, he left in order to freelance. In 1959, Tōmatsu formed Vivo with Eikoh Hosoe and Ikkō Narahara. Two years later, his and Ken Domon's book Hiroshima–Nagasaki Document 1961, on the effects of the atomic bombs, was published to great acclaim. In 1972, he moved to Okinawa; in 1975, his prizewinning book of photographs of Okinawa, Pencil of the Sun was published.
Siegfried Hansenwidth=2501961-Germany, HamburgGerman photographer, known for his photographs in Hamburg. Hansen began as a street photographer in 2002 and joined the In-Public street photography collective in 2014. Hansen's book Hold the Line was published in 2015.[10] Colin Pantall called it "street photography" but praised its use of color and composition, its diverse references to the work of photographers past and current, and the success of these references.
Stephen Shorewidth=2501947-USA, NY, NYCAmerican photographer known for his images of banal scenes and objects in the United States, and for his pioneering use of color in art photography. Shore is recognized as one of the leading photograghers who established color photography as an art form. His book Uncommon Places (1982) was influential for new color photographers of his own and later generations. In 2010, Shore received an Honorary Fellowship from The Royal Photographic Society.
Steve McCurrywidth=2501950-USA, PhiladelphiaAmerican photographer, freelancer, and photojournalist. His most famous photo is of the "Afghan Girl", the girl with the piercing green eyes that periodically appears on the cover of National Geographic. McCurry has photographed many assignments for National Geographic and has been a member of Magnum since 1986.
Thomas Leuthardwidth=2501971-Switzerland, ZugSwiss photographer who specializes in street photography. Thomas Leuthard started photography in early 2008, and in May 2009 he decided to shoot street photography only. He travels to the big cities of this world to witness and document life on the street. In June 2017 he decided to stop photography due to motivational reasons.
Todd Hidowidth=2501968-USA, OH, KentAmerican contemporary artist and photographer. Currently based in San Francisco, much of Hido's work involves photographs of urban and suburban housing across the U.S. Hido wanders endlessly, taking lengthy road trips in search of imagery that connects with his own recollections. For his landscapes the artist chooses to photograph during overcast days and often frames his images through the vantage point of his car. While Hido is notorious for photographing suburbia from the outside as his pictures of well-worn dwellings evidence, he has also entered the interiors of these houses and integrated the human form into his work. He has an ability to capture the inherent tensions of both the human body and landscapes.
Tony Ray-Joneswidth=25019411971UK, Somerset, WellsEnglish photographer, studied at the London School of Printing, where he concentrated on graphic design. In the early 1960s he obtained a scholarship that enabled him to join Yale University School of Art on the strength of photographs he had taken in north Africa from a taxi window. Worked with Richard Avedon his manhattan studio also got to know a number of New York "street photographers", such as Joel Meyerowitz. His photographs of festivals and leisure activities are full of a somewhat surreal humour. Ray-Jones's work documenting people living on housing estates in Britain was published in an issue on housing in 1970 and were included in his second unsuccessful submission to join Magnum Photos. Ray-Jones's non-assignment photographs were first published in the October 1968 issue of Creative Camera.
Trent Parkewidth=2501971-Australia, NSW, NewcastleAustralian photographer, He is a member of Magnum Photos and represented by Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide and Stills Gallery, Sydney. He started photography when he was twelve. He has worked as a photojournalist for The Australian newspaper. Martin Parr and Gerry Badger say that Parke's first book Dream/Life is "as dynamic a set of street pictures as has been seen outside the United States or Japan". In 2003 he and his wife, the photographer Narelle Autio, made a 90,000 km trip around Australia, resulting in Parke's series and book Minutes to Midnight. Parke became a member of the In-Public street photography collective in 2001.[3] He became a Magnum Photos nominee in 2002 and a member in 2007; the first Australian invited to join.
Vivian Maierwidth=25019262009USA, NY, NYCAmerican street photographer. Maier worked for about forty years as a nanny, mostly in Chicago's North Shore, pursuing photography during her spare time. She took more than 150,000 photographs during her lifetime, primarily of the people and architecture of Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles, although she also traveled and photographed worldwide. During her lifetime, Maier's photographs were unknown and unpublished. They were first published on the Internet in July 2008. In October 2009, Maloof linked his blog to a selection of Maier's photographs on the image-sharing website Flickr, and the results went viral, with thousands of people expressing interest. Maier's work subsequently attracted critical acclaim and since then has been exhibited around the world.
Walker Evanswidth=25019031975USA, Missouri, St. LouisAmerican photographer and photojournalist best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans's work from the FSA period uses the large-format, 8×10-inch camera. He said that his goal as a photographer was to make pictures that are "literate, authoritative, transcendent".
Weegeewidth=25018991968Austria-Hungary, Zloczow
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USA, NY, NYC
Weegee was the pseudonym of Arthur (Usher) Fellig a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography. Weegee worked in Manhattan, New York City's Lower East Side, as a press photographer during the 1930s and 1940s, and he developed his signature style by following the city's emergency services and documenting their activity. Much of his work depicted unflinchingly realistic scenes of urban life, crime, injury and death. Weegee published photographic books and also worked in cinema, initially making his own short films and later collaborating with film directors such as Jack Donohue and Stanley Kubrick.
Will Steacywidth=2501980-USA, NY, NYCAmerican writer and photographer based in New York City. Before becoming a professional photographer, Steacy worked as a union laborer. He received his BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts, at New York University in 2003. Steacy's best known project, Down these Mean Streets, is a socially conscious series of photographs depicting life in rough urban areas. His work has been compared to that of Barney Kulock and Paul Graham.
William Egglestonwidth=2501939-USA, TE, MemphisAmerican photographer. He is widely credited with increasing recognition for color photography as a legitimate artistic medium to display in art galleries. Eggleston's mature work is characterized by its ordinary subject-matter. Pioneer of color photography in the early 1970s, borrowed, consciously or not, from the photorealists. His photographic interpretation of the American vernacular—gas stations, diners, parking lots—is foretold in photorealist paintings that preceded his pictures.
William Kleinwidth=2501928-French
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USA, NY, NYC
French photographer and filmmaker noted for his ironic approach to both media and his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in the context of photojournalism and fashion photography. He was ranked 25th on Professional Photographer's list of 100 most influential photographers. Klein trained as a painter, studying under Fernand Léger, and found early success with exhibitions of his work. He soon moved on to photography and achieved widespread fame as a fashion photographer for Vogue and for his photo essays on various cities. He has directed feature-length fiction films, numerous short and feature-length documentaries and has produced over 250 television commercials.
Zack Ariaswidth=2501972-USA, AtlantaEditorial, commercial, and corporate photographer based in Atlanta. He began pursuing a career in photography around his mid-20s. He would provide resources for creatives on a website called DEDPXL. His work would take him through nearly every state in the US in addition to hitting five of seven continents. His work consist of portraits of people he meets on the road, from a classic portrait to a nude. He writes "The art that I like to create requires people and I can't do this without good folks who will give me their time and access to their lives."
Zoe Strausswidth=2501970-USA, PhiladelphiaAmerican photographer and a nominee member of Magnum Photos. For her 30th birthday she was given a camera and started photographing in the city's marginal neighborhoods. She is a photo-based installation artist who uses Philadelphia as a primary setting and subject for her work. Strauss typically photographs overlooked (or purposefully avoided) details with a humanist perspective and eye for composure. Her book America was published in 2008 by AMMO Books. Her photographs include shuttered buildings, empty parking lots and vacant meeting halls in South Philadelphia. Strauss says her work is “a narrative about the beauty and difficulty of everyday life."