Eugene Atget

  French photographer. An only child of working-class parents, he was orphaned at an early age and went to sea. Determined to be an actor, he managed to study at the Conservatoire d’Art Dramatique in Paris for a year but was dismissed to finish his military service. Thereafter he acted for several seasons in the […]

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Ray Metzker

Ray Metzker was born in 1931 in Milwaukee and attended the Institute of Design, Chicago. Major American museums began showing his work in the 1960’s. Cementing Metzker’s reputation as a master photographer, the Museum of Modern Art gave him his first one-man show in 1967. Retrospectives of his work were shown by the International Museum […]

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André Kertesz

As a young man André Kertész found a photographic manual in an attic and decided to become a photographer. After the death of his father, however, he first attended the Academy of Commerce and, like his foster father, worked in the Budapest stock market. In 1913 he acquired his first camera, an Ica. In 1914 […]

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The Shadow City, Christian Als

The world’s population just passed the 7 billion mark, and for the first time in history, the majority of the world’s population lives in cities. In Nairobi, Kenya, one million people are crammed in to a piece of land the same size as Manhattan’s Central Park. The Kibera slum is located five kilometers southwest of […]

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William Klein

An international jury at Photokina 1963 voted William Klein one of the 30 most important photographers in the medium’s history. He became famous in Europe immediately upon publication of his strikingly intense book of photographs, Life Is Good for You in New York – William Klein Trance Witness Revels, for which he won the Prix […]

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Carl Mydans

Born in 1907, Carl Mydans grew up in Medford, Massachusetts, near Boston. After entertaining thoughts of becoming a boat builder (he spent his childhood on the Mystic River)and then a surgeon, Mydans discovered his true calling while in college at Boston University. While working on the Boston University News as an undergraduate, Mydans’ first reporting […]

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Mustafá Dedeoglu

Mustafa Dedeoğlu was born in Istanbul, in 1978. After having completed primary and secondary schools in Turkey, he left for Cyprus for university studies. Having graduated from Eastern Mediterranean University with diploma in industrial engineering, he returned to his home city of Istanbul, where he now lives and continues creating his photography essays. He first […]

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Harold Feinstein

Harold Feinstein was born in Coney Island in 1931 and began his photography career in 1946 at age 15. Within four short years, Edward Steichen, an early supporter, had purchased his work for the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. He joined the Photo League at 17 and became a prominent figure of […]

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Julia Baier

Julia Baier lives and works as a freelance photographer in Berlin. Grew up in Passau, Germany. Studies in psychology, French and art at the University of Bremen, Germany. Studies in graphic design at the Bremen University of the Arts, Germany, majoring in photography. Julia baier’s photographic work is characterised by her eye for reality and […]

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