Fine Art Photography

By | February 5, 2014
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Fine Art Photography

Early History of Photography

Nicéphore Niépce’s earliest surviving photograph from c. 1826 required an eight-hour exposure. Working in conjunction with Louis Daguerre they experimented with silver compounds. Niépce died in 1833 but Daguerre continued the work with the development of the daguerreotype in 1837.
Hercules Florence had already created a very similar process in 1832. William Fox Talbot had discovered means to fix a silver process image and had invented the calotype process which creates negative images. John Herschel invented the cyanotype process, blueprint, and he was the first to use the terms “photography”, “negative” and “positive”.

Galleries showing photography

Photojournalist cooperatives

Magnum Photos

Magnum Photos is a photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members. With powerful individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret its peoples, events, issues and personalities.

Famous photographers

  • Oscar Gustave Rejlander,1813 – 1875, Victorian fine art photographer.
  • Ansel Easton Adams, 1902 – 1984, american, known for his black and white photographs of the American West.
  • Robert Capa, 1913 – 1954, combat photographer who covered five wars.
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1908 – 2004, French photographer and the father of modern photojournalism.
  • Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, 1787 – 1851,  French artist and chemist and invented the daguerreotype process of photography.
  • Alberto Korda, 1928 – 2001, Cuban photographer and famous for his photo of Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.
  • Dorothea Lange, 1895 – 1965, American documentary photographer and photojournalist.
  • Elizabeth Lee Miller, 1907 – 1977,  American photographer.
  • Nadar, Gaspard-Félix Tournachon, 1820 – 1910, French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist and balloonist.
  • Helmut Newton, 1920 – 2004, German-Australian fashion photographer famous for his nude studies of women.
  • Irving Penn, born 1917, American photographer known for his portraiture and fashion photography.

Famous Women Photographers, Artists

Julia Margaret Cameron, 1815 – 26, British photographer. She became known for her legendary themed pictures and portraits of celebrities of the time.
She take up photography at the age of 48 after she was given a camera as a present. Her work had a huge impact on the development of modern photography. Her house on the Isle of Wight, Dimbola Lodge,  can still be visited.

Contemporary Fine Art Photography

Yann Arthus-Bertrand –  Earth from the air

Yann Arthus-Bertrand is a internationally recognised French photographer specialised in animal photography and aerial photography of subjects in many locations across the world. Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s work has often been published in the National Geographic magazine and he has produced over 60 books.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s work have both political and aesthetic connotations. His artworks have been exhibited all over the world. Yann Arthus-Bertrand founded in 1991 the Altitude Agency in Paris, a photographic library that specializes in aerial photography.
Arthus-Bertrand is a member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts de l’Institut de France.

GoodPlanet is a non-profit organization created and chaired by Yann Arthus-Bertrand whose aim is to heighten public awareness of our world’s issues and promote sustainable development