Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville by Robert Doisneau; This photograph is one of the icons of eternal love. A young man stands in the street, surrounds his girlfriend with his arm and kisses her passionately in front of the Paris City Hall, stopping the world around him.
William Eggleston decided to take the risk of breaking the rigid stereotypes of his time, exposing himself to the censorship of those who had been his referents. However, the artist showed that his subject-matter of the banal, day-to-day and sometimes even ugly was something that could catch and baffle spectators.
“Behind All of Us Stands Stieglitz”. He is one of the key personalities in the history of photography. Photographer, publisher, theorist and critic, Alfred Stieglitz was one of the main proponents of the dissemination of the new avant-garde currents and the recognition of photography as art.
Richard Avedon, member of the Royal American Academy of Arts and Sciences, they say that his portraits helped define the image of beauty, elegance and culture; He was the quintessential fashion photographer and a master portraitist.
Lunch atop a skyscraper: This is, probably, the most epic picture of a lunch ever taken. Its protagonists are not influential or known characters (in fact, until today, only 2 of the 11 men photographed have been identified)
Defining Elliot Erwitt based on a category of photographic subjects would be absolutely impossible: in his work, his great sensitivity and his jocular curiosity, led him to cover a broad spectrum of subjects, emotions and impressions.
Man Ray was one of the absolute protagonists of Dadaism, among the most revolutionary artistic currents in the history of art. Thanks to his rayographs, the American and French-born author by adoption has become a full member of the greatest masters of photography.
“You press the button; we do the rest" George Eastman invented the roll film and made photography a real possibility for everyone. Sand Daguerre gave photography to the world, George Eastman put it within everyone's reach.
Ansel Adams is one of the greatest photographers in history, mostly known for all for his black and white photographs of nature, and for being the creator of the zone system. An interesting and daring character, he’s possibly one of the photographers with the biggest contributions for the world of photography.
Robert Frank was the photographer who had the courage to show the unreasonableness and decline of the American dream when he was still an emigrant in those lands. He is the author of the saddest poem about America: "The Americans", where nobody laughs.
Arnold Newman was a man who didn't like labels. He invented a proper and modern style of photography that, in addition to breaking with the different schemes and classic traditions that defined the portraits
Andre Kertesz was a silent but important influence on photojournalism and the art of photography. For more than seventy years, his subtle and penetrating vision helped define a medium that was in his childhood.
Pioneer of photojournalism; Tina Modotti was a very multifaceted woman, as photography was not the only thing that characterized her life. Model, actress, nurse and possibly Comintern agent. She sacrificed much of her artistic sense to give a place to her political beliefs.
Hiroshi Hamaya, a pioneer man of the generation that inaugurated the reportage photography in the Japanese press, but whose work did not focus solely on the journalistic aspect. Defined as "photographer of the sky" by Japanese poet Daigaku Horiguchi
Helmut Newton, always a worshiper and lover of beauty, knew how to capture it better than anyone with his camera. His works crossed boundaries over and over again, demonstrating the diverse facets of women who were seeking their new identity during the sexual revolution of the moment.
Diane Arbus forced her audience to face the horrors by making them see the incommodious. The so-called "portrait photographer of the freaks" redefined the boundaries of what can be photographed and challenged the concepts of beauty and abnormality.
Berenice Abbott immortalized the passage of time as nobody had. Full of rebellion against a period that was small-fitted for her free spirit, she took photos of a past on which the world was being built
Weegee was born as Usher Fellig on June 12, 1899 in Zolovich, Austrian Poland (now Ukraine). In 1909, his family emigrated to the United States and his first name was changed to its American equivalent, ‘Arthur’.
Gerda Taro was the first woman to register a war with her lens. She captured the images that show the coldest side of humanity, keeping her eyes open where many prefer to look the other way. Many photographers return to give us a small eyesight to the hell of others; and sometimes, they just don't come back.
The charm of Robert Mapplethorpe is such, that he was able to captivate not only a city but become an icon of American culture. He didn't need many words or colors to achieve that. His black and white odyssey created a revolution that changed the stigmas of the epoque.
Paris is one super aperture, set in deep focus for over a thousand years, and it encompasses many variegated thematic apertures: thresholds, that yield a myriad perspectives on the specific facets of this ancient cultural capital.
In the art of the letters, the artist can render his work in degrees of ambiguity to attain the sublime, but, the abstract art of poetry is where its effect is more obvious. This is the only aspect, that might position fine writing, as equal, if not greater than music, which is a punctilious art form.
Art Shay, the master visual diarist of America, passed away exactly a year ago. His gargantuan library of photographs, almost two million, were sifted once again, by his indefatigable and loyal archivist: Ms. Erica DeGlopper, for some unpublished masterpieces.
By what mechanism do I see beauty in decay or distress? Why does a defaced-distressed message incite me? And, how can defacement delineate the mundane mess, from aesthetic magic? The answers may reside in the cognitive theory, which, for the most part, is concerned with the development of an individual's thought process