Category archives: Education

  • Photographer Biography - WITKIN, JOEL PETER

  • WITKIN, JOEL PETER USA, 1939 Joel Witkin claims that his unique visual sensibilities began to come about when, as a small child, he witnessed a terrible car accident in front of his home, in which a little girl was decapitated. He recalls her head rolling to his feet, her dead eyes staring upward. This was the chilling feeling and mood he tries to convey in each of his works. [...]
Photographer Biography - WESTON, EDWARD
  • Photographer Biography - WESTON, EDWARD

  • WESTON, EDWARD USA, 1886-1958 Edward Weston was born in 1886 in Highland Park, Illinois. When he was sixteen years old his father gave him a Kodak Bulls-Eye #2 camera and he began to photograph at his aunt's farm and in Chicago parks. In 1903 Weston first had his photographs exhibited at the Chicago Art Institute. Soon after the San Francisco earthquake and fire on April 19, 1906, West[...]
Photographer Biography - STIEGLITZ, ALFRED
  • Photographer Biography - STIEGLITZ, ALFRED

  • STIEGLITZ, ALFRED USA, 1864-1946 Alfred Stieglitz, was born in January 1st, 1864, in Hoboken, New Jersey, and died in July 13th, 1946, in New York City. He was passionate advocate of photography as an art and a pioneer in exhibitions of modern art in the United States. In 1902 Stieglitz founded the Photo-Secession Group, as a protest against the conventional photography of the time. St[...]
Photographer Biography - SMITH, EUGENE
  • Photographer Biography - SMITH, EUGENE

  • SMITH, EUGENE USA, 1918-1978 W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978) was an American photojournalist known for his refusal to compromise professional standards and his brutally vivid World War II photographs. Born in Wichita, Kansas, Smith began his career by taking pictures for two local newspapers, the Eagle and the Beacon. When he went to New York City, he began work for Newsweek and became [...]
  • Photographer Biography - SAUDEK, JAN

  • SAUDEK, JAN Praga, 1935 1935 Jan Saudek born on the 13 May, the son of a bank clerk in Prague where he grows up and goes to school until the age of 15. His father survives the Theresienstadt concentration camp where his six brothers die. 1950-83 Works for a printer. Begins to paint and draw. Describes his first camera, a Baby Brownie Kodak: "The only thing you can do with this camer[...]