We believe that looking at the work of great photographers is really important in helping you to develop your vision. To help you do this, we have created some links to places on the web where we hope you will be truly inspired.
An exclusive interview with Sebastiao Salgado is now available to watch online. Against the backdrop of his retrospective exhibition at Beetles+Huxley, we asked the man of the moment about his career, his life outside photography and his upcoming projects in a uniquely intimate and open discussion.
Jay Maisel is known for color photography that uses light and gesture to create images for advertising, editorial, and corporate communications. His work also appears in books and in private and corporate collections. His honors include the American Society of Media Photographers’ Lifetime Achievement and Photographer of the Year awards, the International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award, and induction into the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame.
Sam Abell is a gifted and insightful teacher, an expressive artist, and a sensitive photographer who learned photography from his father, Thad Abell. Sam worked for National Geographic as a contract and staff photographer, and also as a Photographer in Residence. In 1990, his work was the subject of a one-person exhibition at the International Center of Photography in New York.
Keith Carter is one of the most renowned fine-art/editorial photographers working today. An internationally respected educator and workshop leader, Keith is the recipient of the Texas Medal of Arts and holds the endowed Walles Chair of Art at Lamar University. He has published 13 books of his expressive images and his photographs are in the permanent collections of the George Eastman House, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Joe McNally is a 25-year contributor to National Geographic and a former staff photographer at LIFE. Working in 54 countries and all 50 states, he has photographed cover stories for virtually every significant magazine of our times. One of his best-known series of photographs is the Giant Polaroid Collection, known as “Faces of Ground Zero,” shot immediately after 9/11. He also photographed the first all-digital story in the history of National Geographic.
Cig Harvey’s photographs have been exhibited in permanent collections of major museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography, in Rochester, New York. Cig was a recent finalist for the BMW Prize at Paris Photo and, in the spring of 2012, had her first solo museum show at the Stenersen Museum, in Oslo, in conjunction with the release of her monograph You Look At Me Like An Emergency.
Susan Burnstine is an award-winning fine art and commercial photographer originally from Chicago now based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the world, widely published, teaches workshops internationally, and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black & White Photography Magazine (UK).
This summer I had the honor of getting a private photography lesson with John Free. John is one of the great living street photographers of our generation. Steeped in the tradition of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank and W. Eugene Smith, Free takes the precedent set by these fine photographers and applies it to the modern world. This is my lesson with John Free.
Alexey Titarenko was born on Vassilievsky Island in Leningrad (now St.Petersburg) in 1962. He began taking pictures in 1971, at the age of nine, and graduated from the Leningrad Public University of Society-related Professions in 1978 with a degree in Photojournalism. Titarenko’s prints are subtly crafted in the darkroom. His works are in the collections of major European and American museums.
Keith Carter is a contemporary American photographer based in Beaumont, Texas. His photography has evolved over the years incorporating many mediums including silver gelatin, wet plate collodion, photograms and digital photography. Keith uses many techniques and approaches to conceptually portray his statements as a photographer.
David Brookover is a contemporary American photographer who specializes in landscape images. Based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming he currently owns his own gallery. Having spent 15 years in Japan, Brookover is greatly influenced by Japanese art and textiles which is reflected in the diverse mediums of printing and paper use that is a major part of his work.
How can you capture a story in just one image, and how does narrative unfurl in a long-term photographic project? Patrick Zachmann and Matt Stuart weigh in
John Steinbeck and Robert Capa’s seminal book offers an account of everyday life in the Soviet Union during the Cold War
By imagining himself in the positions of other people, a photographer engages with his surroundings and continually finds new reasons to see the world with fresh eyes.
Whether made with an analog camera, a digital device or even a phone, this publication gathers 100 inspiring street photographs from around the world and places them together in one neat, easily readable volume.
“As I read passages by photographers talking about their work, what I heard was a conversation…a multi-voiced guide on how to see the world, how to pull meaning from the elusive, how to think about the work we do…”
Working along the 100th meridian west—the line of longitude that cuts through Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska—a photographer captures the “severe magnificence of the dirt and emptiness” in America’s midwest.
Charlie Waite is now firmly established as one of the world’s leading Landscape photographers. His style is unique in that his photographs convey a spiritual quality of serenity and calm. He has established a worldwide reputation for his particular approach to his work. His photographs are held in private and corporate collections throughout the world.
David Ward is one of Britain's most notable landscape photographers. His eye for shape and form is without equal and produces work that is startling in its clarity and intensity.
Steve McCurry is an American photographer who has worked in photojournalism and editorial. His work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element.
Richard Avedon was an American 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"
Irving Penn was an American 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.
Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French 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.
An Australian photographer and a keen Fuji user discussing how he photographs the world around him.
Dave is a British portrait & landscape photographer with a love of travelling & Motobikes.
Frans Lanting uses his work to promote understanding about the wonder of our living planet with images, publications, and activities that inspire people to help achieve a sustainable future for all life on earth.
A friend of Ansel Adams, Charles Cramer worked with and learned from Adams for many years. Charles continues to work with the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite, exhibiting his pictures and leading workshops.
Anton Corbijn is a Dutch photographer, music vdieo director, and film director. He is the creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2,having handled the principal promotion and sleeve photography for both bands over three decades.
Michael Kenna is an English photographer best known for his unusual black & white landscapes featuring ethereal light achieved by photographing at dawn or at night with exposures of up to 10 hours. His photos concentrate on the interaction between the ephemeral atmospheric condition of the natural landscape, and human-made structures and sculptural mass.