Ottomar Anschütz (1846, 16 May - 1907, 30 May) was born - Poland, Lissa (near Poznan). Experimented in taking photographs that capture animal motion - similar to Marey and Muybridge. He was an inventor as well as a photographer and patented the slit shutter in 1888.
Weston Barwise (1826, 16 May - 1863, 9 April) was born.
Eric Bouvet (1961, 16 May - ) was born - France, Paris. War photography.
Graciela Iturbide (1942, 16 May - ) was born - Mexico, Mexico City. Mexican photographer and filmmaker. High contrast black and white images of Central and South America rituals - with a particular emphasis on Zapotec women.
Aleksandras Macijauskas (1938, 16 May - ) was born - Lithuania, Kaunas. He has produced a number of series including people and animals at a country market, In a Veterinary Clinic that once again explores the relationships between people and animals.
Frederic John Mouat (1816, 16 May - 1897, 12 January) was born.
Ezra Stoller (1915, 16 May - 2004, 29 October) was born - US, IL, Chicago. American architectural photographer. He is particularly remembered for his photographs of modern buildings by such notable architects as Louis Kahn, Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright. He was the first photographer to be awarded the American More...
Werner Bischof (1916, 26 April - 1954, 16 May) died - Peru. Swiss photojournalist and member of Magnum.
Izis (1911, 17 January - 1980, 16 May) died - France, Paris. Lithuanian-born photographer, active in France.