Thomas Andrew (1855, 19 January - 1939, 7 August) was born - New Zealand, Auckland, Takapuna. Thomas Andrew arrived in Samoa in 1891 and opened a photographic studio in Apia. His photography was wide-ranging including portraits, landscapes and major events including the funeral of writer Robert Louis Stevenson (1894), the Mau Movement More...
Richard Buchta (1845, 19 January - 1894, 29 July) was born - Galicia, Radlow. Explorer active in Sudan and Uganda in the nineteenth century who used photography to document his research. The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford has a collection of his photographs.
Larry Clark (1943, 19 January - ) was born - US, OK, Tulsa. American photographer and filmmaker who examines the subcultures of youth.
Cindy Sherman (1954, 19 January - ) was born - US, NJ, Glen Ridge. American photographer who has made a career out of photographing herself in various roles out of popular culture.
Arthur Batut (1846, 9 February - 1918, 19 January) died. French photographer and a pioneer of aerial photography using kites. He experimented with kites at his farm En Laure at Labruguière (Tarn, France) and in August 1888 his results were published in "Nature".
Lady Clementina Hawarden (1822, 1 June - 1865, 19 January) died. Early Scottish photographer who took portraits of her family, friends and acquaintances.
Charles B. Phelps Jr. (1891, 24 May - 1949, 19 January) died - US, MI, Grosse Point.
Henri-Victor Regnault (1810, 21 July - 1878, 19 January) died. Worked on early photographic techniques and chemistry - he became director of the Sevres porcelain factory (1854-1871). In 1854 he was the first president of the ‘Société Française de Photographie‘.
Kees Scherer (1920, 16 April - 1993, 19 January) died - The Netherlands, Amstelveen.
Francesca Woodman (1958, 3 April - 1981, 19 January) died - US, NY, New York. American photographer whose feminist images were often self-portraits. Her suicide at only 23 left a solid body of black and white work that can only hint at her originality. Her self-portraits, taken in the 1970s, are an intriguing examination of More...