Let’s Talk Photography – Ep.36 – Famous Photographers

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As a follow-up to last month’s interview with Jeff Curto, Bart and Antonio each showcase two great photographers from history, one from a very long time ago (at least a century), and an other from a long time ago (about 50 years). Bart championed Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) & Imogen Cunningham (1883-1976), and Antonio championed Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946) & Danny Lyon (born 1942 and still working).

You’ll find detailed show notes below the fold.

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Bart: Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879)

Antonio: Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946)

  • Good Biographies: WikiPedia & The Met (NYC)
  • Quotes:

    • “Wherever there is light, one can photograph”
    • “Let me here call attention to one of the most universally popular mistakes that have to do with photography – that of classing supposedly excellent work as professional, and using the term amateur to convey the idea of immature productions and to excuse atrociously poor photographs. As a matter of fact nearly all the greatest work is being, and has always been done, by those who are following photography for the love of it, and not merely for financial reasons. As the name implies, an amateur is one who works for love; and viewed in this light the incorrectness of the popular classification is readily apparent.”
    • “I do not object to retouching, dodging. or accentuation as long as they do not interfere with the natural qualities of photographic technique.”

Bart: Imogen Cunningham (1883-1974)

Antonio: Danny Lyon (Born 1942)

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