Bernd Becher (1931, 20 August - 2007, 22 June) was born - Germany, Siegen. Bernd and Hilla Becher made up one of the most influential groups of contemporary architectural photography - working for over forty years on the taxonomy of industrial buildings in western Europe.
Arthur Burchett (1853, 20 August - 1927, 2 July) was born - England, London, Highgate. Artist and photographer. Member of the Linked Ring Brotherhood. An example of his oil paintings "In the Park" (1904) is in the collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Accession Number: 1973.267.001)
John Charles Collins (1822, August - 1893, 20 August) died - England, Stroud.
Marjorie Content (1895, 17 February - 1984, 20 August) died - US, PA, Doylestown. Only a hundred or so prints are known by this little known photographer who mingled with the social circle of Alfred Stieglitz and Georgia O‘Keefe. The photographic style is similar to that of Stieglitz whom she greatly admired.
Pierre Ichac (1901, 7 June - 1978, 20 August) died - France, Paris. French photojournalist.
James Lafayette (1853, 22 January - 1923, 20 August) died - Belgium, Bruges. The Lafayette Studio in London was from the late 19th and early 20th century one of the key photographic establishments for high society. The studio was founded by James Stack Lauder (aka James Lafayette) and won a prodigious number of More...
Joe Rosenthal (1911, 9 October - 2006, 20 August) died - US, CA, Novato. Rosenthal won the 1945 Pulitzer Prize for his famous photograph of the second raising of an American flag by U.S. Marines over Mt. Suribachi during the World War II battle on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. It was taken on February 23, 1945.