Marta Hoepffner (1912, 4 January - 2000) was born - Germany, Pirmasens. German photographer active in the 1930s.
Ingvar Kenne (1965, 4 January - ) was born - Sweden, Norum. Swedish-born contemporary photographer living in Australia.
Gustav Klutsis (1895, 4 January - 1944, 26 February) was born - Latvia, Riga. Soviet artist and photographer active in the 1920s and 1930s. He was arrested in 1938 and died in captivity in 1944.
Laurence Salzmann (1944, 4 January - ) was born - US, Philadephia. Contemporary American photographer and filmmaker.
Edward Linley Sambourne (1844, 4 January - 1910, 3 August) was born - England, London, Pentonville, 15 Lloyd Square. Primarily known as an illustrator and cartoonist he was also a keen amateur photographer who used photographs as the basis for his work. He had his first drawing published in the London satirical magazine Punch in 1867 and went on to become More...
Tony Venti (1914, 4 January - 1995) was born. American advertising photographer active in New York (ca. 1935-1970). He started working with Victor Keppler and then established his own studio in 1942.
Eve Arnold (1912, 21 April - 2012, 4 January) died - UK, London. American photojournalist noted for her book ‘In China‘ and her work with Marilyn Monroe - particularly during the shooting of the film ‘The Misfits‘. In 1955 she became the first female member of the Magnum photo agency.
John William Draper (1811, 5 May - 1882, 4 January) died - US, NY, Hastings-on-the-Hudson. American scientific photographer who in 1839 is reputed to have made his assistant the subject of the world‘s first photo portrait. He worked with Samuel F.B. Morse and they set up a Daguerreotype studio at the University of New York. In 1842 More...
Harold E. Edgerton (1903, 6 April - 1990, 4 January) died - US, MA, Cambridge. American scientific photographer and pioneer of stroboscopic photography in the 1930s. Using a single flash to highlight a drop of milk or a bullet penetrating a banana his photographed revealed an unseen world not visible to the human eye. By More...
Albert J. Leigh (1895, 8 December - 1982, 4 January) died.
Sir Edward Bosc Sladen (1827, 20 November - 1890, 4 January) died.