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Eugène Atget 
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1.Eugène Atget
2.Heinrich Kühn
3.Robert Doisneau
4.George H. Seeley
5.Charles Marville
6.Felice Beato
7.Anne Brigman
8.Walker Evans
9. Man Ray
10.Frantisek Drtikol
11.Adolphe Braun
12.Bill Brandt
13.W. Eugene Smith
14.William Mortensen
15.Josef Sudek
16.Henry Fox Talbot
17.Alfred Stieglitz
18.Julia Margaret Cameron
19.Peter Henry Emerson
20.Harry Callahan
21.Henry Peach Robinson
22.Ansel Adams
23.Les Krims
24.Albert Renger-Patzsch
25.Francis Frith
26.André Kertész
27.Giorgio Sommer
28.Edward Steichen
29.Félix Bonfils
30.Lewis W. Hine
31.James Anderson
32.Edward S. Curtis
33.Wilhelm von Gloeden
34.Irving Penn
35.Evgeny Mokhorev
36.Edward Weston
37.John Thomson
38.André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri
39.Alfred Eisenstaedt
40.Pascal Sebah
41.Carlo Naya
42.Karl Blossfeldt
43. Braun Clément & Cie
44.Paul Strand
45.Robert Demachy
46.Roger Fenton
47.Léonard Misonne
48.Emmanuel Sougez
49.Berenice Abbott
50.Gertrude Käsebier

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Today in the past...

Jim Dow (1942, 26 July - ) was born - US, MA, Boston. Contemporary American photographer. 
Elliott Erwitt (1928, 26 July - ) was born - France, Paris. American photographer and film maker. 
Andy Goldsworthy (1956, 26 July - ) was born - Great Britain, England, Cheshire. English sculptor who uses natural and frequently ephemeral objects to create startlingly beautiful forms that he then photographs. 
Stanley Kubrick (1928, 26 July - 1999, 7 March) was born - USA. Known as the film director of masterpieces including Clockwork Orange and 2001 he was a photographer for New York's Look magazine for five years until 1950 leaving an archive of 27,000 photographs. 
George Bernard Shaw (1856, 26 July - 1950, 2 November) was born - Ireland, Dublin. Irish playright, author, socialist and photographer.
An extensive collection of over 16,000 photographs is held at the London School of Economics and Political Science, The British Library of Political and Economic Science - GB 097More... 
Diane Arbus (1923, 14 March - 1971, 26 July) died. Worked first in the fashion world with her husband Allan Arbus and then moved into documentary photography for magazines. Her best known work is the extensive series of portraits she took of people on the fringes of society: carnival performers, More...

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Edward S. Curtis 
 American photographer who created the 20 volume ‘The North American Indian‘ (1907-1930) - this is almost certainly the most extraordinary artistic work concentrating on an ethnic group.
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Masters Of Photography

Masters of photography > Eugène Atget 

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Contemporary Photographers

Contemporary photographers > Roger Ballen 

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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 > Evites 
We collect electronic invitations from around the world and continually add to our archives as these are an often overlooked part of photo-history. 

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 > Photobooth 

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