|12 May 1896||The Photo-Club of Paris ('le Photo Club de Paris') holds its third exhibition Troisième Exposition d'Art Photographique. |
Frank Brangwyn (1867, 12 May - 1956, 11 June) was born - Belgium, Bruges. American artist.
Adam Bujak (1942, 12 May - ) was born - Poland, Krakow.
Leslie Gill (1908, 12 May - 1958) was born - US, RI, Cumberland. Married to photographer Frances McLaughlin-Gill.
Georg Emil Hansen (1833, 12 May - 1891, 21 December) was born - Denmark, Næstved. Stereoscopic photographer, backlists on stereoviews. Active: Copenhagen, Denmark.
Wellington Lee (1918, 12 May - 2001, 31 May) was born - China, Kwantung.
Benjamin Brecknell Turner (1815, 12 May - 1894, 29 April) was born - Great Britain, London. A painter-turned-photographer who photographed in the tradition of the English watercolour artists, much of his work being reminiscent of Constable‘s paintings. He had worked with Talbot in the 1840s and was an excellent practitioner of the More...
Huntington Witherill (1949, 12 May - ) was born - US, NY, Syracuse. Born in Syracuse, NY, in 1949, Huntington Witherill moved with his family to Santa Monica, California, in 1953, where he began to develop an interest in music. At the age of four, he began taking piano lessons and continued to do so through his More...
General Sir Edward Francis Chapman (1840, 14 November - 1926, 12 May) died.
Lynne Cohen (1944, 3 July - 2014, 12 May) died - Canada, Montreal. Eerie photographs of empty rooms and buildings.
Sheldon Dick (1906 - 1950, 12 May) died - US, CT, Westport, Greens Farm. FSA photographer, filmmaler and literary agent.
Peter Henry Emerson (1856, 13 May - 1936, 12 May) died - Great Britain, Cornwall, Falmouth. Naturalistic photographer. Often worked with the less well known Thomas Frederick Goodall (1856-1944). Influential in his lectures and writings on Naturalistic Photography, the belief that photography could express artistic and impressionistic More...
Joseph James Forrester (1809, 27 May - 1861, 12 May) died - Portugal, São João da Pesqueira, Cachão da Valeira. Early photographer in Portugal.
Nicola Perscheid (1864, 3 December - 1930, 12 May) died. Work was included in Die Kunst in der Photographie.
Robert Rauschenberg (1925, 22 October - 2008, 12 May) died - US, FL, Captiva Island. American artist and photographer.
Félix Thiollier (1842, 28 June - 1914, 12 May) died.
F.E. Williams (1893, 9 February - 1943, 12 May) died - Papua, Owen Stanley Range. Australian-born ethnographer who trained at the University of Adelaide (B.A. 1914) and Balliol College,Oxford, (1921) and spent his entire working career as Government Anthropologist in the Australian Territory of Papua.