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Not always the best photos, but the guy’s vibe is sick. Reminds me of forgotten no-wave bands, whose members went spiritual after the crazy years.
“The Ecology of Images” is the first, ambitious, intense publishing project from communication agency 1861 United: 445 images with the unmistakable signature of artist and photographer Jacopo Benassi from La Spezia. Ecological images: not retouched, not post-produced, not glossy, not manipulated, not artificial; capturing us with the pure enchantment of naked truth.
John Deakin was an English photographer, best known for his work centered around members of Francis Bacon’s Soho inner circle. Deakin had wanted to be a painter, and doubting the validity and status of photography as an art form, he did not hold his photographic work in high esteem; many of his photographs have been lost, destroyed or damaged. A chronic alcoholic, Deakin died in obscurity and poverty, but since the 1980s his reputation has grown through monographs, exhibitions and catalogues.
Robert Doisneau was a French photographer. In the 1930s he used a Leica on the streets of Paris; together with Henri Cartier-Bresson he was a pioneer of photojournalism. He is renowned for his 1950 image Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Hôtel de Ville), a photo of a couple kissing in the busy streets of Paris.
Anders Edström. Swedish photographer who is responsible for a lot of the old Purple sensibilities.
Morris Engel was an influential American photographer, cinematographer and filmmaker best known for directing the 1953 film The Little Fugitive in collaboration with his wife, photographer Ruth Orkin.
Ron Galella is an American photographer, known as a pioneer paparazzo. Dubbed “Paparazzo Extraordinaire” by Newsweek and “the Godfather of the U.S. paparazzi culture” by Time Magazine and Vanity Fair. On June 12, 1973, notoriously-reclusive actor Marlon Brando punched Galella without warning outside a restaurant in Chinatown in New York City, breaking the photographer’s jaw and knocking out five of his teeth on the left-side of his mouth.
Jean-Paul Goude is a French graphic designer, illustrator, photographer and advertising film director.
Lewis Hine was an American sociologist and photographer. His photographs were instrumental in changing the child labor laws in the United States.
In 1909 the French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn launched a monumentally ambitious project: to produce a color photographic record of human life on Earth. An internationalist and pacifist, Kahn believed that he could use the new autochrome–the world’s first portable, true-color photographic process–to create a global photographic archive that would promote cross-cultural understanding and peace. Over the next twenty years, he sent a group of photographers to more than fifty countries around the world, amassing more than 72,000 images. Until recently his collection was all but forgotten. Now, a century after he began his “Archives of the Planet” project, this book–richly illustrated in color throughout–and the BBC series it follows are bringing Kahn’s dazzling early twentieth-century pictures to a wide audience for the first time, and putting color into what we usually think of as a monochrome world.
Vivian Maier was an American amateur street photographer who grew up in France, and after returning to the U.S., worked for about forty years as a nanny in Chicago. During those years she took about 100,000 photographs, primarily of people and cityscapes most often in Chicago, although she traveled worldwide, taking pictures in each location. Her photographs remained unknown and mostly undeveloped until they were discovered by a local historian in 2007.
Charles Moore was an American photographer most famous for his photographs documenting the Civil Rights Era.
Martin Muelder. Dutch photographer who shot for Purple, 10 Magazine, French Vogue, Fantastic Man, Muse, and The Last Magazine.
Atanas Sutkus was a Lithuanian photographer who shot everyday people in a time when Communist propaganda was the ruling style.
Miroslav Tichý was a photographer who from the 1960s to 1985 took thousands of surreptitious pictures of women in his hometown of Kyjov in the Czech Republic, using homemade cameras constructed of cardboard tubes, tin cans and other at-hand materials. Most of his subjects were unaware they are being photographed.
Iwase Yoshiyuki was born in 1904 in Onjuku, a fishing village on the pacific side of the Chiba peninsula, which encloses Tokyo Bay on the east. After graduating from Meiji University Law School in 1924, he took up lifelong pursuits, heading the family sake distillery and documenting the receding traditions of coastal Japan. In the late 1920′s Yoshiyuki received an early Kodak camera as a gift. Since the main livelihood of the town came from the sea he gravitated there, and soon found a passion for “the simple, even primitive beauty” of ama – girls and women who harvested seaweed, turban shells and abalone from beneath the coastal waters.