Edward L. Bafford (1902, 16 January - 1981, 5 February) was born.
Bernard Descamps (1947, 16 January - ) was born - France, Paris. French photographer - also noted for finding the work of the African photographer Samuel Fosso.
Ralph Gibson (1939, 16 January - ) was born - US, CA, Los Angeles. American photographer.
Rodney Graham (1949, 16 January - ) was born - Canada, BC, Abbotsford. His 1979 work Camera Obscura was a site-specific installation that employed a camera obscura to show an inverted tree. His short video works often use humour to parody gender issues and masculinity.
Bruce Haley (1957, 16 January - ) was born - US, CA, Alameda. Bruce Haley is the recipient of the Robert Capa Gold Medal, one of the most prestigious photography awards in the world. Haley received this honor for his 1990 coverage of Burma‘s bloody ethnic civil war.
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Gabriel de Rumine (1841, 16 January - 1871, 18 June) was born - Switzerland, Lausanne. A Russian noble born in Swtzerland who accompanied Grand Duke Constantine, son of Nicholas I, on a journey that lasted from October 1858 to July 1859. They travelled to from Nice, to Genoa, Naples, Palermo, Malta, Athens, Constantinople, and More...
Francesco Scavullo (1921, 16 January - 2004, 6 January) was born. Fashion and celebrity photographer. His portraits graced the front covers of ‘Cosmopolitan‘ for over 30 years.
Shotaro Akiyama (1920, 8 June - 2003, 16 January) died. Japanese photographer.
Horace Day (1833, 20 January - 1893, 16 January) died - US, CA, Los Gatos.
Miodrag Djordjevic (1919, 7 December - 1994, 16 January) died - Serbia, Belgrade. Doctor, educator and photographer. He worked as an independent artist, then as a Professor of Photography at the School of Industrial Design in Belgrade (1963-84) and as head of the medical photography at the Medical Faculty in Belgrade (1972-84). More...
Frank Hurley (1885, 15 October - 1962, 16 January) died. Australian photographer who accompanied many notable expeditions including that the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition of Sir Ernest Shackleton (1914-1915), he was also a notable war photographer during both the First and Second World Wars.
Monroe P. Killy (1910, 28 October - 2010, 16 January) died - US.
Yoshito Matsushige (1913, 2 January - 2005, 16 January) died. Japanese photojournalist who survived the atomic blast of 6th August 1945 and took the only five surviving photographs taken in Hiroshima that day.
John McCosh (1805, 5 March - 1885, 16 January) died - UK, England, London. A doctor in the army of the East India Company, and served with the Bengal Artillery during the Second Sikh War (1848-49) and the Second Burma War (1852-53). A collection of military photographs attributed to him is in the National Army Museum, More...
Charles Nègre (1820, 9 May - 1880, 16 January) died. French painter and photographer. Taking up photography in 1844 he was one of the pioneers.
Ruth Orkin (1921, 3 September - 1985, 16 January) died. Filmmaker and photographer. Her book of New York photographs ‘A World outside my Window‘ always reminds me of the work of André Kertész.