Black and White Photography

  1. Julia Margaret Cameron (1815 - 1879) "From the first moment I handled my lens with a tender ardour," she wrote, "and it has become to me as a living thing, with voice and memory and creative vigour." Her mesmerizing portraits and figure studies on literary and biblical themes were unprecedented in her time and remain among the most highly admired of Victorian photographs.

  2. Alfred Stieglitz (1864 - 1946) in 1890 determined to prove that photography was a medium as capable of artistic expression as painting or sculpture. His gallery, publications and patronage of other photographers transformed the medium in America.

  3. 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. This web site has ten of his more famous photographs.

  4. Richard Avedon 1923-2004 was a photographer who excelled at portraits and fashion photography as well as photojournalism. This is his offical web site.

  5. Barbara Morgan was an American photographer best known for her depictions of modern dancers. She was a co-founder of the photography magazine Aperture. Morgan is known in the visual art and dance worlds for her penetrating studies of American modern dancers Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Erick Hawkins, Jose Limon, Doris Humphrey, and others. This site has 32 sunning black and white images of her work.


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