Artists

  • Anonymous

    Whilst we appreciate and champion the great names of photography, the anonymous picture, sometimes referred to as the 'snap-shot' or vernacular, is a part of photography that has gained tremedous...
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  • Nobuyoshi Araki

    Photographing subjects as diverse as flowers, kinbaku (the Japanese art of rope-tying), and Tokyo street scenes. Nobuyoshi Araki continues to astound viewers with a plethora of beautiful and provocative images....
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  • Jeff Bark

    Jeff Bark's monumental photographs plumb the depths of a collective human experience in the manner of history painting's grand masters, from Titian to Jacques-Louis David, while drawing from the tradition...
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  • Peter Beard

    Peter Beard (American, b.1938) is a photographer and writer known for his collage work and extensive diaries. While moving around between Long Island, New York City, and Alabama during his...
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  • Hugo Bernatzik

    Hugo A Bernatzik ventured into Africa nearly 80 years ago equipped with a cumbersome camera and created one of the most perfect documents of a paradise soon to be lost...
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  • Karl Blossfeldt

    Strikingly modern and inherently beautiful, Karl Blossfeldt's photographs of plants, flowers and seed heads are as appealing today, as they were when they were first introduced to the public in...
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  • Guy Bourdin

    Guy Bourdin, born in Paris in 1928, was one of the most radical and influential fashion photographers of the twentieth century. His unique blend of surreal and erotic imagery filled...
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  • Bill Brandt

    Bill Brandt was one of the acknowledged masters of 20th century photography. Taken as a whole, his work constitutes one of the most varied and vivid social documents of Great...
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  • Brassaï

    'The man from Brasso', the university town where he was raised, was born Gyula Halasz of Hungary. He studied art in Budapest and then in Berlin. Son of a university...
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  • Henri Cartier-Bresson

    “snap shooting” to the level of a refined and disciplined art. His sharp-shooter's ability to catch “the decisive moment”, his precise eye for design, his self-effacing methods of work, and...
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  • Alejandro Chaskielberg

    Alejandro Chaskielberg (Buenos Aires, 1977) began his career as a photojournalist, working in local newspapers and magazines. His vibrant use of colour and dramatic worldview are influenced by his time...
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  • Horacio Coppola

    Born July 31, 1906, Buenos Aires (died June 18, 2012) Horacio Coppola was an Argentinian photographer who documented the gritty dynamism of Buenos Aires in the 1930s through stunning black-and-white...
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  • Ted Croner

    Croner was introduced to the Brodovitch classes by his friend and mentor Fernand Fonssagrives in 1947. Alexey Brodovitch gave Croner his first big assignment soon after he joined the ‘class’...
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  • Georges Dambier

    George Dambier was born in Paris in April 1925. In early 1942, with WWII raging, Dambier, at age 17, he began assisting the famous artist and poster designer Paul Colin....
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  • John Davies

    To view the landscape as a pictorial composition of elements is simplistic. To perceive the landscape within a set of rules (art, science, politics, religion, community, business, industry, sport and...
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  • John Deakin

    John Deakin (1912-1972), whose portraits are amoung the most significant in the history of 20th century photography, was a natural successor to August Sander and precursor of Diane Arbus -...
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  • Robert Doisneau

    Robert Doisneau was the ultimate storyteller. His pictures, well versed in the laws and lines of photographic communication, became synonymous with a way of life that we all now accept...
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  • Ron Van Dongen

    Many artists have created botanical studies for hundreds of years, using a wide variety of different mediums including photography. From the earliest days of photography and artists such as Fox...
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  • Eamonn Doyle

    Born in Dublin in 1969, Eamonn Doyle graduated with a Diploma in Photography from IADT in 1991. He spent much of the next twenty years producing music and working in...
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  • Dr Harold Edgerton

    Photography has illuminated so many areas of the 20th century, but none more so than the remarkable work by one of photography's true pioneers, Dr Harold Edgerton. As the inventor...
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  • Michael Eastman

    Michael Eastman has established himself as one of the world's leading contemporary photographic artists. The self-taught photographer has spent four decades documenting interiors and facades in cities as diverse as...
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  • Károly Escher

    Károly Escher became interested in photography at the early age of ten, making a crude camera out of a cigar box, receiving his first proper camera soon afterwards at the...
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  • Lucas Foglia

    Lucas Foglia grew up with his extended family on a small farm in the suburbs of New York City. While malls and supermarkets developed around them, they heated their house...
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  • Fernand Fonssagrives

    Fernand Fonssagrives (French 1910 - 2003) is revered as one of the earliest and greatest practitioners of 'beauty photography' in the 1940's. His most memorable work traces the unique partnership...
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  • Robert Frank

    Robert Frank was born in Zurich in 1924. He began his career in photography in the mid-1940s before emigrating to America in 1947. There his bold photographs brought him to...
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  • Hiroshi Hamaya

    Born and raised in Tokyo, Hiroshi Hamaya (1915 - 1999) is considered to have been one of the most eminent Japanese documentary photographers of the 20th Century. He began his...
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  • Hisaji Hara

    Hisaji Hara was born in Tokyo in 1964 and graduated from the Musahino Art University in 1986. In 1993 he emigrated to the United States and worked as a director...
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  • Jacques Henri Lartigue

    Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) took his first photograph in 1900 at the age of six. Born into privilege, Lartigue's father was a banker, and the family belonged to the upper French...
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  • Matt Henry

    'My personal practice focuses on America during the 1960s and 1970s. The works take the form of staged scenes constructed as set-builds in the UK using props sourced from here...
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  • Lucien Hervé

    Lucien Hervé (b. 1910) is considered to be one of the great architectural photographers of the twentieth century. He collaborated with Le Corbusier from 1949 until the architect’s death in...
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  • Josef Hoflehner

    Josef Hoflehner was born in 1955 in Wels, Austria when the country was still under allied occupation. He grew up in a family where the camera was used so rarely...
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  • Scarlett Hooft Graafland

    Born in the Netherlands in 1973, Hooft Graafland is currently based in Amsterdam. She has studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, The Hague, Bezalel Academy, Jerusalem and Parsons...
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  • Kati Horna

    Both cosmopolitan and avant-garde, Kati Horna (1912-2000) is mainly known for her photos of the Spanish Civil War taken between 1937 and 1939 for an album commissioned by the Spanish...
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  • Eikoh Hosoe

    Eikoh Hosoe is one of Japan's notable post-war photographers and filmmakers. Hosoe was born in 1933 in Yamagata prefecture, as Toshihio Hosoe. He changed his name to Eikoh after the...
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  • Ishiuchi Miyako

    Ishiuchi Miyako was born in 1947 to a country whose culture had been infiltrated by the influence of the US servicemen living on the naval bases in major ports and...
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  • Charles Jones

    Born in Wolverhampton in 1866, Charles Jones has been accepted by many as a photographic figure to remain forever mysterious. Little is known of the life of the man or...
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  • Colin Jones

    The art of photography remains so fascinating because of the individuals who arrive from unexpected places and take the medium through a lifetime of changes. The career of Colin Jones...
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  • Kikuji Kawada

    Versatility is the prerogative and strength of the photographer. This is so not exclusively relating to their skill and craft of the images they produce, but also encompasses the processes,...
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  • André Kertész

    André Kertész was born on July 2nd 1894 in Budapest, Hungary. He served in the Hungarian army during WW1 and after being severely wounded, he moved to Paris and began...
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  • William Klein

    After briefly studying painting, William Klein (b. 1928) came into contact with photography whilst working for an architect as a young artist. He had few preconceived notions about photographic practice...
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  • Koichiro Kurita

    Born in Manchuria and educated in Japan, Koichiro Kurita made his commitment to photography early in life. First working in the 1960s for an advertising agency in Tokyo, he became...
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  • Neil Libbert

    Born in Salford, Neil Libbert studied at the Regional College of Art in Manchester before starting to work as a photographer and opening his own studio in the city in...
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  • Mary McCartney

    Mary McCartney (b.1969, London) started her career as a photographer in 1995. Since then Mary's work has concentrated on the world of portrait and candid reportage photography. Her style lies...
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  • Ryuji Miyamoto

    Over the years, Ryuji Miyamoto has kept a watchful eye on Japan's cities as they underwent vertiginous changes. His intention has been to photodocument the demolitions and reconstructions of whole...
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  • Sarah Moon

    Ethereal and elegant, Sarah Moon’s photographs are almost abstract in their painterly qualities. Texture, surface, seeing, believing, dreaming; it is difficult to summarise their content without pointing to the evident...
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  • Daido Moriyama

    Daido Moriyama (b.1938, Osaka) is one of Japan's leading figures in photography. Witness to the spectacular changes that transformed post WWII Japan, his black and white photographs express a fascination...
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  • Mrs Merryman

    This extraordinary and unique collection of original postcards, document the discoveries of Mrs. Merryman between 1937 and 1980. An avid collector, with an eye for the unusual, the images Mrs....
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  • Martin Munkásci

    Martin Munkásci was born in Kolozsvar, Austro-Hungary on may 18th , 1896. He died July 13th , 1963 in New York. Munkásci was a Hungarian newspaper writer and photographer whose...
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  • Eadweard Muybridge

    Eadweard Muybridge was born on 9 April 1830 the son of John and Susanna Muggeridge. Baptised as Edward James Muggeridge at All Saints Church, Kingston, he later changed his surname...
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  • Masatoshi Naito

    Born in Tokyo in 1938, Masatoshi Naito graduated from Waseda University in applied sciences and trained as a research scientist. A keen interest in the folkloric traditions of Japan led...
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  • Jim Naughten

    Jim Naughten is an artist who understands the transformative effects that photography can have on a subject. In each of his previous projects he has been concerned with reanimating history....
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  • Sohei Nishino

    Sohei Nishino was born in Hyogo, Japan in 1982. He graduated from Osaka University of the Arts in 2004, when he began working on his Diorama Map series. Since then...
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  • Simon Norfolk

    Born in Lagos in 1963, and educated in Oxford and Bristol, Simon Norfolk is a landscape photographer whose work over the past fifteen years has been themed around a probing...
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  • Ruth Orkin

    Ruth Orkin was an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker. Orkin was the only child of Mary Ruby, a silent-film actress, and Samuel Orkin, a manufacturer of toy boats called Orkin Craft....
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  • Tod Papageorge

    Taken between 1969 and 1991, these black and white photographs capture the primeval character of Central Park, the human tragedy and comedy in this particular vision of the garden of...
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  • David Parker

    David Parker was born in 1949 in Stafford, England. He originally trained as an engineer, and then as a commercial illustrator. An early interest in photography developed from a hobby...
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  • Leopoldo Pomés

    Photographs by Leopoldo Pomés will be exhibited for the first time in the UK at Michael Hoppen Gallery in December. Born in Barcelona in 1931, Pomés, a self-taught photographer, had...
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  • Alex Prager

    Alex Prager is a self taught, American photograoherwas born in Los Angeles in 1979. Her nomadic upbringing saw her splitting time between Florida, California, and Switzerland without truly settling down...
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  • Edward Quinn

    Edward Quinn, born 1920 in Ireland, lived and worked as a photographer from the 1950's on the Côte d'Azur. During the 'golden fifties' this was the playground of celebrities from...
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  • Samantha Roddick

    Sam Roddick was brought up in an Italian household in Littlehampton, Sussex. Diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 14, she left school at 16 and took an apprenticeship with...
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  • Hunter S.Thompson

    In early 2007, Michael Hoppen Gallery put on the first UK exhibition of photographs of and by American iconic author and journalist, Hunter S. Thompson. These photographs, many previously unseen...
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  • Akira Sato

    Akira Sato is a Japanese photographer born on the 30th of July 1930 in Tokyo. Widely acclaimed for his iconic, graphic and experimental photographs of women his seminal book, entitled...
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  • Boris Savelev

    Boris Savelev was born in Chernovitz in 1947 and moved to Moscow in 1966. He is a graduate of the Institute of Aeronautics and joined the Moscow photography Club Novator...
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  • Flip Schulke

    Flip Schulke was one of America’s premier photojournalists for more than forty-five years. A native of New Ulm, Minnesota, and a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Schulke moved...
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  • Alfred Seiland

    Alfred Seiland's photographs are a long-term and geographically far-reaching exploration of ancient sites and their appearance today. All the photographs are taken with an analogue, large-format camera, showing an extraordinary...
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  • Chloe Sells

    Chloe Sells (b.1976) divides her time between her home in Botswana, Africa, where she photographs with a large format camera, and London, England, where she processes and prints her work....
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  • Noé Sendas

    Noé Sendas (born in Brussels, 1972, lives and works in Berlin) began presenting his work in the late nineties. He resorts to different means of expression: video, sculpture, collage, drawing...
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  • Kishin Shinoyama

    Kishin Shinoyama's (b. 1940) offerings from the 1960's not only document a decade, but are also invaluable to any survey of Tokyo photography from that period. His work reveals much...
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  • Alec Soth

    Alec sloth is an American photographer born in 1969 in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he continues to live and work. Having studied at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, Soth...
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  • Joseph Szabo

    In 1978, as the school year drew to a close, two of Szabo's high school students, who had tickets to a Rolling Stone Concert, asked if he would like to...
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  • Miroslav Tichý

    Tichy is truly one of the great 'finds' of an unknown artist who worked on the outside edges of the art world. Following the communist takeover Tichy spent some eight...
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  • Shomei Tomatsu

    Shomei Tomatsu (1930 - 2012) was perhaps the most influential Japanese photographer of the post-war era. His raw, grainy and impressionistic style signalled a dramatic break with the quiet formalism...
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  • Yoshihiko Ueda

    Born in Hyogo, 1957. After graduating Visual Arts College Osaka, Yoshihiko Ueda studied under Masanobu Fukuda in 1980 and Taiji Arita in 1981, and started on a freelance basis from...
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  • Yumiko Utsu

    If the proto-surrealist painter Arcimboldo had been a sushi chef, his creations might have looked something like Yumiko Utsu’s deliciously unsettling images. Combining the intricate techniques of food photography with...
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  • André Villers

    It is widely held that Cubism has always been confined to the mediums of painting, drawing and even sculpture. However, almost 50 years after the inception of Cubism, Pablo Picasso...
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  • Ellen Von Unwerth

    Ellen von Unwerth worked as a fashion model for ten years before moving behind the camera. Quoted as saying '(Women) are not just there to be admired, they are there...
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  • Tim Walker

    Born in England in 1970, Tim Walker's interest in photographs began at the Condé Nast library in London where he worked on the Cecil Beaton archive before taking up a...
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  • Bradford Washburn

    Bradford Washburn (born June 7, 1910 in Cambridge and died January 10, 2007 in Lexington) was an American, internationally renowned photographer, cartographer, and expert on Alaska's mountains and glaciers. He...
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  • Weegee

    Weegee was born in 1899 in the Austrian province of Galicia, today part of Ukraine. His real name was Usher (later Arthur) Fellig and he was the second of seven...
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  • Brett Weston

    Born in 1911, the son and apprentice of legendary photographer Edward Weston, Brett applied himself to photography from an early age. Moving with his father to Mexico, aged thirteen, he...
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  • Garry Winogrand

    Garry Winogrand was born in New York in 1928 and grew up in the then predominantly Jewish working-class area of the Bronx, where his father was a leather worker. As...
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