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1.Bill Brandt
2.Imogen Cunningham
3.Peter Henry Emerson
4.Eugène Atget
5.James Anderson
6.Felice Beato
7.Ilse Bing
8.Charles Marville
9.Léonard Misonne
10.Gertrude Käsebier
11.André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri
12.Édouard Boubat
13.Emmanuel Sougez
14.Alvin Langdon Coburn
15.Henry Fox Talbot
16.Alfred Stieglitz
17.Giorgio Sommer
18.Gordon Parks
19.Walker Evans
20.Frederick H. Evans
21.Kelly Grider
22. Afong
23.Charles Scowen
24.Vincenzo Galdi
25.Irving Penn
26.Lewis W. Hine
27.Heinrich Kühn
28.Édouard Baldus
29.Gustave Le Gray
30.Félix Bonfils
31.Les Krims
32.Arnold Genthe
33.Dorothea Lange
34.Baron Raimund von Stillfried
35.Willoughby Wallace Hooper
36.John Thomson
37.Henry Peach Robinson
38.Willy Zielke
39.Oscar Gustave Rejlander
40.G.R. Lambert & Co.
41.Alphonse Bernoud
42.Julia Margaret Cameron
43.George N. Barnard
44.Tommaso Cuccioni
45.Carleton E. Watkins
46.Émile Gsell
47. Man Ray
48.Danny Lyon
49.Robert Adams
50.Adolphe Braun

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Steve Fitch (1949, 16 August - ) was born - US, AZ, Tucson. American photographer. 
George Goethe (1896, 16 August - 1977, 7 January) was born - Sierra Leone, Freetown. Born in Sierra Leone. He worked for the John Holt trading company in Gabon at Douala. He took up photography as a hobby taking photographs of urban scenes, markets, the narbour and inhabitants. He started the first professional photographic studio More... 
Ara Güler (1928, 16 August - ) was born - Turkey, Istanbul. Turkish photographer and photojournalist. 
Gabriel Lippmann (1845, 16 August - 1921, 13 July) was born - Luxembourg, Hallerich. Gabriel Jonas Lippmann was born on August 16, 1845, in Hollerich, Luxembourg, of French parents. The family moved to Paris and in 1858 he entered the Lycée Napoleon and ten years later École Normale. Lippmann studied also in Germany, with Helmholtz More... 
Tina Modotti (1896, 16 August - 1942, 6 January) was born - Italy, Udine. Italian politically active photographer who was most active in Mexico between 1923 and 1930. She was a companion of Edward Weston and moved in 1923 to Mexico City with her agreeing to work for nothing in his darkroom in exchange for his mentorship. More... 
Leo Rubinfien (1953, 16 August - ) was born - US, IL, Chicago. American critic, teacher, film maker, theatre director and photographer with a particular interest in Asia. 
Ylla (1911, 16 August - 1955, 30 March) was born - Austria, Vienna. Animal and wildlife photography - her photographs were used in books such as ‘Animal Babies‘ (1959), or ‘Animals of Africa‘ (1953) where her photographs accompanied the text by the physical anthropologist L.S.B.More... 
Martine Franck (1938, 2 April - 2012, 16 August) died. Photojournalist and second wife of Henri Cartier-Bresson. 
Carl Mydans (1907, 20 May - 2004, 16 August) died - US, NY, Larchmont. American photographer famed for his work in the dust bowl of the 1930s and his work in the Pacific during the Second World War. 
Anne Noggle (1922 - 2005, 16 August) died - US, NM, Albuquerque. She specialized in photographing middle aged and older people (particularly her friends and family). She also did a study called Face Lift that examined her own responses to having the operation. She was the first woman trained to fly American More...

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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.

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We collect the signatures of photographers so they can assist auction houses and collectors in authentication. 

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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.

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