Alfred M. Duggan-Cronin (1874, 17 May - 1954, 25 August) was born - Ireland, County cork, Innishannon. Born in Ireland he worked as a security officer in one of the native compounds for De Beers Consolidated Mines in Kimberley, South Africa. His relationships with the migrant diamond miners led to an interest in the local populations and in 1919 he More...
Hans Hammarskiöld (1925, 17 May - ) was born - Sweden, Stockholm. Swedish photographer and member of "Tio fotografer" (Ten Photographers).
Dennis Hopper (1936, 17 May - 2010, 29 May) was born - US, KS, Dodge City. Actor, director, painter, sculpture and photographer.
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry James Barr (1815, 8 April - 1881, 17 May) died - England, East Grinstead, Apsleytown.
Ernest G. Boon (1864, 14 August - 1959, 17 May) died - England, Dorset, Parkstone.
Charles Brooke (1804, 30 June - 1879, 17 May) died - England, Weymouth. Surgeon and inventor who between 1846 and 1852 pioneered the use of photography for the automatic registration of instruments. He used rolls of photographic paper driven by clockwork mechanisms to self-record the variations of barometers, More...
Jerry Burchard (1931, 1 December - 2011, 17 May) died - US, CA, San Francisco. American photographer.
Lucia Moholy (1894, 18 January - 1989, 17 May) died - Switzerland, Zurich. Wife of László Moholy-Nagy but independently she was a very accomplished photographer and writer.