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1.Imogen Cunningham
2.Bill Brandt
3.Alfred Stieglitz
4.Mathew B. Brady
5.Henry Fox Talbot
6.Baron Adolph de Meyer
7.Felice Beato
8.Berenice Abbott
9.Roger Fenton
10.Jacob A. Riis
11.Cecil Beaton
12.Henri Le Secq
13.Eugčne Atget
14.Helmut Newton
15.Tina Modotti
16. Hill & Adamson
17.Anne Brigman
18.Henry Peach Robinson
19.Frantisek Drtikol
20.Marius Maure
21.David Douglas Duncan
22.P. Klier
23.Willoughby Wallace Hooper
24.Cindy Sherman
25.Brett Weston
26.Jacques-Henri Lartigue
27.Adolphe Braun
28.Josef Koudelka
29. Zangaki Brothers
30.Frederick H. Evans
31. Man Ray
32.Jaroslav Rössler
33.Walker Evans
34.Peter Keetman
35.William Coupon
36.Charles Clifford
37.Henri Cartier-Bresson
38.Edward S. Curtis
39. Sebah & Joaillier
40.Richard Misrach
41.Émile Gsell
42.Robert Demachy
43.Ralph Gibson
44.Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey
45.Martin Parr
46.Peter Magubane
47.Anna K. Weaver
48.Kazumasa Ogawa
49.Chuck Kimball
50.Edward Steichen

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Today in the past...

Hippolyte Bayard (1801, 20 January - 1887, 14 May) was born - France, Oise, Breteuil-sur-Noye. French photographic pioneer - particularly noted for his self portrait as ‘A drowned man‘. 
Charles E. Brown (1896, 20 January - 1982, 9 October) was born - UK, London, Wimbledon. British photojournalist, commercial photographer specialising in aviation and transportation. His archive of 30,000 aviation images is preserved at the RAF Museum, Hendon, UK. 
Horace Day (1833, 20 January - 1893, 16 January) was born.  
Buck Hoy (1901, 20 January - 1980, September) was born - US, IL, Chicago ?.  
Pieter Oosterhuis (1816, 20 January - 1885, 8 June) was born - The Netherlands, Groningen. Dutch painter and photographer. He established a studio in Amsterdam in 1851 and created one of the first Dutch Daguerreotype stereographic images. He took albumen stereographs and these were included in his publications most notably Views of More... 
Henry Dixon (1820, 14 April - 1893, 20 January) died - Great Britain, London, St. Pancras. British photographer working in London during 1870s and 1880s. Best known for his series of photographs commissioned by the Society for Photographing Relics of Old London of buildings that were threatened with demolition. Also known for his More... 
Frances Matilda Muriel (1860, 28 September - 1953, 20 January) died - England, Bournemouth.  
John Ruskin (1819, 8 February - 1900, 20 January) died - Great Britain. British art critic, writer, social reformer, artist and occasional amateur photographer. 
Charles Thurston Thompson (1816 - 1868, 20 January) died - France, Paris. Took photographs at the South Kensington Museum from 1853 onwards and in 1856 he was appointed as their first official photographer. There are examples of his work in the V&A collection and The Royal Collection.

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Walker Evans 
 American photographer who is best known for his social and documentary work. 
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Masters Of Photography

Masters of photography > August Sander 

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Contemporary Photographers

Contemporary photographers > Werner Schnelle 

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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 > Studio stamps 
Authentication is key for collectors and curators so we put up chronologies of studio stamps from photographers. If you have examples please email them through. 

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 > Real Photo Postcards 

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