|10 May 1869||The golden spike is driven at Promontory Point, Utah Territory, linking the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific railroads. This completes the construction of the first Transcontinental railway in North America and the ceremony is photographed by Andrew J. Russell , Alfred Hart and Charles Roscoe Savage.|
Vasco Ascolini (1937, 10 May - ) was born - Italy, Reggio Emilia. Italian photographer.
Alexander Bassano (1829, 10 May - 1913, 21 October) was born. British portrait photographer. He opened his first studio on Regent Street in London in 1850 and in 1876 moved to 25 Old Bond Street where the firm continued until 1921. Perhaps his most memorable portrait was the one of Lord Kitchener that was More...
Dan Nelkin (1946, 10 May - ) was born - Israel, Tel-Aviv. American contemporary photographer.
Richard Peter (1895, 10 May - 1977, 3 October) was born. German photojournalist who documented the devastation of the German city of Dresden after the four raids that took place between 13 and 15 February 1945. Over 90% of the city centre was destroyed in the raids and between 22,000 and 25,000 were More...
J. Cruwys Richards (1862, 10 May - 1922, 23 May) was born - England, Shrewsbury, Holy Cross, 6 Reabrook Place. Member of the Linked Ring Brotherhood.
Marissa Roth (1957, 10 May - ) was born - US, CA, Los Angeles. American photojournalist.
Heinrich Tönnies (1825, 10 May - 1903, 11 December) was born - Germany, Grünenplan. German photographer who operated a portrait studio in Aalborg, Denmark from 1856-1903.
Robert Thompson Crawshay (1817, 3 March - 1879, 10 May) died - UK, England, Cheltenham.
Horst Faas (1933, 28 April - 2012, 10 May) died - Germany, Munich. War photographer and photojournalist. His outstanding work during the Vietnam War won the 1965 Pulitzer Prize. He was also an excellent picture editor, selecting two of the most memorable photographs of the Vietnam War: Eddie Adams‘s 1 Feb 1968More...
Bill Jay (1940, 12 August - 2009, 10 May) died - Costa Rica, Samara. Photographer, educator and author. His wide ranging scholarship on Bill Brandt and the saving of the collections of Francis Frith from obscurity would each represent significant contributions to the history of photography but in addition to this he More...
Eli Lotar (1905, 30 January - 1969, 10 May) died - France, Paris. Born to Romanian parents in Paris he became a French citizen in 1926. He collaborated with Germaine Krull and exhibited with her and André Kertész. He was involved in both photography and film and was the cinematographer on Lois Buńuel's More...
Vaclav Zykmund (1914, 18 June - 1984, 10 May) died. Czech avant-garde photographer, painter, art critic. Founder of the Surrealist group Ra in Brno.