Category archives: Education

  • Photographer Biography - SALGADO, SEBASTIAO

  • SALGADO, SEBASTIAO Brasil, 1944 Born in 1944 in Aimorés, Minas Gerais, Brazil, the sixth child and only boy in a family of eight children, the son of a cattle rancher, Sebastião Ribeiro Salgado studied economics in Brazil (1964-1967) and earned his M.A. in economics in 1968 from the University of São Paulo and Vanderbilt University (USA). In 1971 he completed his coursework for his Ph.[...]
Photographer Biography - RODCHENKO, ALEXANDER
  • Photographer Biography - RODCHENKO, ALEXANDER

  • RODCHENKO, ALEXANDER URSS (Rusia), 1891-1956 Born November 23, 1891, in St. Petersburg, Rodchenko died on December 3, 1956. He attended the School of Arts in Kazan, Russia, from 1910 to 1914, then studied graphic arts at the School of Applied Arts in Moscow (1915). The artist was influenced by the Futurists, Cubism and Art Nouveau, and his mentor was Vladimir Tatlin. Rodchenko's f[...]
Photographer Biography - RITTS, HERB
  • Photographer Biography - RITTS, HERB

  • RITTS, HERB USA, 1952-2002 Herbert Ritts, Jr. enjoyed a comfortable childhood. Born on August 13, 1952 to parents who owned a profitable furniture business in California, Ritts was part of a family who lived in a mansion in Beverly Hills and also had a summer home on fashionable Santa Catalina Island. Young Ritts grew up in glamorous surroundings, with movie stars for neighbors. Ritts[...]
Photographer Biography - RAY, MAN
  • Photographer Biography - RAY, MAN

  • RAY, MAN USA, 1890-1976 Man Ray was born August 27, 1890 and Died November 18, 1976. He was a pioneering painter and photographer in the Dada, surrealist, and abstract art movements of the 1920s and 1930s. He founded the New York City Dada movement with his friends Marcel Duchamp and Francis Picabia and then moved to Paris in 1921, where he became a portrait photographer to the intellect[...]
Photographer Biography - PENN, IRVING
  • Photographer Biography - PENN, IRVING

  • PENN, IRVING USA, 1917 "Photographing a cake can be art," Irving Penn asserted when he opened his studio in 1953. Before long he was backing up his statement with a series of advertising illustrations that created a new high standard in the field and established a reputation that has kept him in the top bracket ever since. Penn has won renown as much in editorial photography as in a[...]