|16 August 1954|| ||First issue of Sports Illustrated (Vol.1 No.1) and includes a photograph by Mark Kauffman of the mile race between Dr. Roger Bannister (England) and Michael Landy (Australia) in Vancouver when both men beat the four minute barrier. |
Steve Fitch (1949, 16 August - ) was born - US, AZ, Tucson. American photographer.
George Goethe (1896, 16 August - 1977, 7 January) was born - Sierra Leone, Freetown. Born in Sierra Leone. He worked for the John Holt trading company in Gabon at Douala. He took up photography as a hobby taking photographs of urban scenes, markets, the narbour and inhabitants. He started the first professional photographic studio More...
Ara Güler (1928, 16 August - 2018, 17 October) was born - Turkey, Istanbul, Beyoglu. Turkish photographer and photojournalist.
Gabriel Lippmann (1845, 16 August - 1921, 13 July) was born - Luxembourg, Hallerich. Gabriel Jonas Lippmann was born on August 16, 1845, in Hollerich, Luxembourg, of French parents. The family moved to Paris and in 1858 he entered the Lycée Napoleon and ten years later École Normale. Lippmann studied also in Germany, with Helmholtz More...
Tina Modotti (1896, 16 August - 1942, 6 January) was born - Italy, Udine. Italian politically active photographer who was most active in Mexico between 1923 and 1930. She was a companion of Edward Weston and moved in 1923 to Mexico City with her agreeing to work for nothing in his darkroom in exchange for his mentorship. More...
Leo Rubinfien (1953, 16 August - ) was born - US, IL, Chicago. American critic, teacher, film maker, theatre director and photographer with a particular interest in Asia.
Ylla (1911, 16 August - 1955, 30 March) was born - Austria, Vienna. Animal and wildlife photography - her photographs were used in books such as ‘Animal Babies‘ (1959), or ‘Animals of Africa‘ (1953) where her photographs accompanied the text by the physical anthropologist L.S.B.More...
Martine Franck (1938, 2 April - 2012, 16 August) died. Photojournalist and second wife of Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Carl Mydans (1907, 20 May - 2004, 16 August) died - US, NY, Larchmont. American photographer famed for his work in the dust bowl of the 1930s and his work in the Pacific during the Second World War.
Anne Noggle (1922 - 2005, 16 August) died - US, NM, Albuquerque. She specialized in photographing middle aged and older people (particularly her friends and family). She also did a study called Face Lift that examined her own responses to having the operation. She was the first woman trained to fly American More...