The Masters of Photography category is devoted to sites which support the study of, or provide access to, the art and history of acknowledged masters.
A Master Photographer is one who, having had an impact upon the practice of photography through his or her work, has established a widely recognized place within the history of photography. A strong sales record or a long list of exhibitions and publications is not enough to qualify a photographer as a master. He or she must also be recognized by major museums, usually through the presentation of retrospective exhibitions, and his or her contribution to the field acknowledged by major historians of photography.
Only extremely well-known and historically significant photographers are listed in Arts/Photography/Masters.
In general, submit only links to photographers who are recognized in major historical textbooks, such as Naomi Rosenblum''s World History of Photography.
Others should be submitted to an appropriate sub-category in:
David Bailey - British fashion photographer born 2nd January 1938, London.
Much of his work featured nude and clothed photographs of some of this century's most desirable women (often linked romantically to Bailey), including Jean Shrimpton, Catherine Deneuve, Marie Helvin, Penelope Tree and his current wife, Catherine Bailey.
He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the British Empire) in 2001.
(1904-1980; London, England)
Social commentator, designer, and career fashion photographer at Vogue for over 30 years.
Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) was an English photographer known for her portraits of eminent people of the day, and for her romantic pictures which, despite their technical imperfections, stand the test of time. She was also influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite school, which sought to return to artistic practices of Europe in late Mediaeval times, and photographed many artists and models of the Pre-Raphaelite school.
Photographer, born 1941. Student of Imogen Cunningham.
(Lewis Carroll; 1832 - 1898)
As the last of the great portrait photographers, Karsh of Ottawa has become almost as famous as his legendary subjects.
Born in 1908 in Turkish Armenia, his family fled to Syria when he was 14, and then to Canada when he was 16, where he lived with and worked for his uncle, who was a photographer.
For 65 years Karsh has presented us with a catalogue of famous faces. His portraits have become 20th century icons - the kind of images that define an age and are etched into memory. His portraits - some of which include Sir Winston Churchill, Fidel Castro, Ernest Hemingway, John F. Kennedy and Albert Einstein - rank among the world's most celebrated photographs. Yousuf Karsh died on 13 July 2002 at the age of 93.
(1946-1989) American photographer, whose work is critically acclaimed despite accusations of pornographic content in some of his photographs.
(1920-2004) German-born fashion photographer, also known for his female nude and erotic photographs.
Born June 16 1917 in Plainfield, New Jersey, Irving Penn made a name for himself as a fashion photographer, first at Harper's Bazaar and then at Vogue magazine.
His work transcends the commercial aspects of photography, however. Always interested in the photographic process, he became technically proficient in many techniques and styles. He is best known for his book Worlds in a Small Room, published in 1974.
Submissions must specifically relate to the life and/or work of the photographer Iriving Penn.
Victorian photographer H P Robinson, (9 July 1830 - 21 February 1901) became the most famous photographer in England at the time, and the leader of the high-art photographers.