|2 May 1945||Yevgeny Khaldei photographs the placing of a Soviet flag on the Reichstag in Berlin showing that the European phase of the Second World War is nearly over.|
Bill Brandt (1904, 2 May - 1983, 20 December) was born - Germany, Hamburg. Bill Brandt became an acute observer of British society but was also interested in distorting the human form through the use of mirrors and extreme depth of field to create memorable images. His nudes on pebble beaches and his details of carefully More...
Désiré Charnay (1828, 2 May - 1915, 24 October) was born - France, Rhône, Fleurieux. French traveler and archaeologist who was active in Mexico during three periods (1857-1861, 1880-1883 and 1886). He is best known for his photographic documentation of archaeological sites. Between 1862-1863 he published Cités et ruines améMore...
Philippe Halsman (1906, 2 May - 1979, 25 June) was born - Latvia, Riga. Best remembered for his ‘Jump‘ series in which he persuaded famous people to leap. The photographs of Salvador Dali and the Windsors are widely reproduced.
Edward Monson (1821, 2 May - 1907) was born.
Count Giuseppe Primoli (1851, 2 May - 1927, 13 June) was born - Italy, Rome. Italian candid photographer with the aristocratic connections necessary to photograph famous people and all classes of society. His photographic archives are held by the Fondazione Primoli on Via Zanardelli in Rome.
Frederick Scott Archer (1813 - 1857, 2 May) died - Great Britain, London. In March 1851 he published his invention of the wet collodion process that became the dominant method used until the 1870s. Rather than patent the process, he made a gift of it to the nation and died in impecunious circumstances.
Fred G. Korth (1902, 24 October - 1982, 2 May) died - US, IL, Wilmette. He moved to the USA in 1926. Originally he was a pictorialist and he won medals at international exhibitions.