Warren De la Rue (1815, 18 January - 1889, 19 April) was born - Great Britain, Channel Islands, Guernsey. British photographer and astronomer.
Peter Magubane (1932, 18 January - ) was born - South Africa, Johannesburg, Vrededorp (now Pageview). One of the great African photographers.
Jay Maisel (1931, 18 January - ) was born - US, NY, Brooklyn. American contemporary photographer.
Lucia Moholy (1894, 18 January - 1989, 17 May) was born - Austria-Hungary, Prague. Wife of László Moholy-Nagy but independently she was a very accomplished photographer and writer.
James Yarnell (1917, 18 January - 2011, 19 July) was born - US, KS, Little River.
Robert Adamson (1821, 26 April - 1848, 18 January) died. Scottish photographer who worked with David Octavius Hill.
Cecil Beaton (1904, 14 January - 1980, 18 January) died - England, Wiltshire, BroadChalke. English fashion and society photographer who from 1928 onwards working for ‘Vogue‘ and ‘Vanity Fair‘. During the Second World War he became a war photographer. He is also known for his theatrical design work. He also won two More...
Oscar Gustave Rejlander (1813 - 1875, 18 January) died. Originally a painter, Rejlander learned photography as an aid to painting and produced many painterly studies, including the most famous The Two Ways of Life, painstakingly printed from 32 glass negatives. His nude studies were used by More...
Milton Rogovin (1909, 30 December - 2011, 18 January) died - US, NY, Buffalo. A socially committed documentary photographer who has had mining communities as an ongoing theme throughout his work. His approach to portraiture is also intriguing with parallel shots revealing dual aspects of a single person - a shot of them at More...
Marcus Selmer (1818, 6 October - 1900, 18 January) died - Norway, Bergen. A notable photographer in Norway from the 1850s until his death in 1900. He took Norwegian costumes, landscvapes and cityscapes.