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1.Imogen Cunningham
2.Bill Brandt
3.Léon Bouzerand
4.Eugène Atget
5.Felice Beato
6.John Thomson
7.Frederick H. Evans
8.Alvin Langdon Coburn
9.Adolphe Braun
10.Albert Renger-Patzsch
11.Edward Steichen
12.Alfred Stieglitz
13.Roger Fenton
14.Walker Evans
15.Gustave Le Gray
16.Baron Adolph de Meyer
17.André Kertész
18. Man Ray
19.Heinrich Kühn
20.Lewis W. Hine
21.Mathew B. Brady
22.Paul Strand
23.Henry Fox Talbot
24.Peter Henry Emerson
25.Danny Lyon
26.Clarence H. White
27.Harry Callahan
28.Les Krims
29. Southworth & Hawes
30.Clarence John Laughlin
31.Henry Peach Robinson
32.Wilhelm von Gloeden
33.Carleton E. Watkins
34.Ansel Adams
35.Henri Cartier-Bresson
36.Félix Bonfils
37.Pascal Sebah
38.Anne Brigman
39.Charles Marville
40.W. Eugene Smith
41.Irving Penn
42.Julia Margaret Cameron
43.Berenice Abbott
44. Hill & Adamson
45.Alexander Rodchenko
46. Brassaï
47.Frantisek Drtikol
48.Jerry N. Uelsmann
49.Robert Demachy
50.Robert Frank

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Today in the past...

Dr George Buist (1805, 22 August - 1860, 1 October) was born.  
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908, 22 August - 2004, 3 August) was born - France, Seine-et-Marne, Chanteloup. One of the greatest of the street photographers with an uncanny ability to capture the meaningful moments of everyday life. 
Jean-Charles Langlois (1789, 22 August - 1870, 24 March) was born - France, Calvados, Beaumont-en-Auge. French military officer, writer, photographer and painter of battle scenes. His panoramas of the battles of Borodino, the Pyramids, Sebastopol and Solferino all instilled a sense of national pride in the populace. He went to the Crimea with Léon EugèMore... 
Leni Riefenstahl (1902, 22 August - 2003, 8 September) was born - Germany, Berlin. German filmmaker, painter, actress, dancer and photographer. 
Georges Albert Legrain (1865, 4 October - 1917, 22 August) died - Egypt, Luxor. French Egyptologist who documented his excavations and finds with photography. On 26 December 1903 he was part of the team that discovered La Cachette de Karnak - a vast collection of eight hundred Ancient Egyptian stone statues and More... 
Alfred Adams Mantell (1830 - 1911, 22 August) died - England, Bath, Bathampton.  
William Copeland McCalla (1872, 8 November - 1962, 22 August) died - Canada, AL, Calgary. He blended the skills of a botanist, photographer, farmer, author and teacher and although he never worked as an artist his remarkable hand-painted or tinted 4 x 4 inch glass lantern slides showing botanical specimens that he meticulously coloured More... 
John Phillips (1914, 13 November - 1996, 22 August) died - US, NY, Manhattan. Photojournalist who photographed for LIFE magazine and his work was included in the first issue. He covered the Second World War and following the war published books on The Italians: Face of a Nation (1965) and Jerusalem: A Will More... 
Theodor Scheimpflug (1865, 7 October - 1911, 22 August) died. A pioneer of photogrammetry.

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Spotlight - Photographer

Yousuf Karsh 
 Probably the most famous portrait photographer in the world, Karsh presents living sculptures to the cameras, monumental presences achieved by dramatic use of light and total concentration on the sitter.
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Masters Of Photography

Masters of photography > August Sander 

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Contemporary Photographers

Contemporary photographers > Mitch Dobrowner 

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Going deeper...

Studios, graves, signatures, portraits of photographers, books and much much more - Luminous-Lint collects together ephemera and photographs related to the lives of photographers and there are many surprises in the archives.

Ephemera > Houses, streets and graves.... 
We are always interested in locations related to the history of photography in any way. 

Anonymous photographs

There are many extraordinary photographs by anonymous photographers and we include exhibitions and examples of this work so photobooth images, real photo postcards and pop photographica are all here.

Vernacular photography > Early Kodak camera formats 

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