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Herbert Ritts (August 13, 1952 – December 26, 2002) was an American fashion photographer who concentrated on black-and-white photography and portraits in the style of classical Greek sculpture. Consequently some of his more famous pieces are of male and female nudes in what can be called glamour photography. Ritts born in Los Angeles. He began his career working in the family furniture business. His father, Herb Ritts Sr., was a businessman, while his mother, Shirley Ritts, was an interior designer. He moved to the East Coast to attend Bard College in New York, where he majored in economics and art history. Later, while living in Los Angeles, he became interested in photography when he and friend, then an aspiring actor decided to shoot some photographs in front of an old jacked up Buick. Herb Ritts began his photographic career in th ... Read more »

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Heri Cartier-BressonHenri Cartier-Bresson (August 22, 1908 – August 3, 2004) one of the greatest photographers of his time was a French photographer considered to be the father of modern photojournalism, an early adopter of 35 mm format and the master of candid photography. He helped develop the "street photography" or "real life reportage" style that has influenced generations of photographers that followed.

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Ara Guler


Turkish Armenian photographer Ara Güler was born in Istanbul in 1928. His father owned a pharmacy and had a wide circle of friends from the art world of the period. Ara Güler's early contact with this world motivated him to embark on a career in cinema. Already during his high school years, he jobbed in movie studios and attended drama courses. However, he abandoned cinem ... Read more »

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portrait of ChurchillThe image of Churchill brought Karsh international prominence, and is claimed to be the most reproduced photographic portrait in history

Karsh created his famous portrait of Churchill during the early years of World War II in 1941. Churchill, the British prime minister, had just addressed the Canadian Parliament and Karsh was there to record one of the century's great leaders. "He was in no mood for portraiture and two minutes were all that he would allow me as he passed from the House of ... Read more »

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Yousuf KarshYousuf or Josuf (his given Armenian name was Hovsep) Karsh was born in Mardin, a city in the eastern Ottoman Empire (present Turkey). He grew up during the Armenian Genocide where he wrote, "I saw relatives massacred; my sister died of starvation as we were driven from village to village. At the age of 14, he fled with his family to Syria to escape persecution. Two years later, his parents sent Yousuf to live with his uncle George Nakash, a ... Read more »

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