Man Ray (1890, 27 August - 1976, 18 November) was born - US, PA, Philadelphia. American surrealist photographer and artist. A major fashion photographer in the 1920s and 30s he was also able to blend his commercial work with experimental styles that endeared him to the Dada and Surrealist movements.
Captain George William Playfair (1826, 27 August - 1875, 26 November) was born - India, Calcutta.
John Charles Stovin (1814, 27 August - 1896, April) was born - England, Nottinghamshire, East Retford. Creator of microphotograph slides of around 150 photographic curiosities on glass slides between 1859 and 1862. A gentleman of diverse occupations in the 1861 census he considered himself to be a "photographer". At the London Exposition (1862) he More...
Margaret Bourke-White (1904, 14 June - 1971, 27 August) died - US, CT, Stamford. Studied at the Clarence H. White School of Photography. American photographer noted for her industrial shots, often for the magazine ‘Fortune‘ and her work in Germany and Soviet Union in the 1930s. Later she photographed the social More...
W.E.B. Du Bois (1868, 23 February - 1963, 27 August) died - Ghana, Accra. African American sociologist, civil rights activist, historian, educator and prolific author. He compiled three albums containing 363 photographs for the American Negro Exhibit at the 1900 Paris Exposition. The prize-winning exhibit was profound as More...
Gordon Matta-Clark (1943, 22 June - 1978, 27 August) died. Conceptual artist who studied architecture at Cornell University who explored architectural elements in his work and documented the process on film, video and photography.
Carlo Mollino (1905, 6 May - 1973, 27 August) died. Italian architect, designer, teacher and photographer. Produced a series of Polaroids.