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1.Imogen Cunningham
2.Bill Brandt
3.Eugène Atget
4.Léon Bouzerand
5.Frederick H. Evans
6.Heinrich Kühn
7.Henry Fox Talbot
8.Alvin Langdon Coburn
9.Roger Fenton
10.Peter Henry Emerson
11.Gustave Le Gray
12.Alfred Stieglitz
13.Felice Beato
14.John Thomson
15.Walker Evans
16.Adolphe Braun
17.André Kertész
18.Francis Frith
19.Robert Demachy
20.Albert Renger-Patzsch
21.Edward Steichen
22.Léonard Misonne
23.Lewis W. Hine
24.Robert Frank
25.Henri Cartier-Bresson
26.Frantisek Drtikol
27.Kelly Grider
28. Man Ray
29.W. Eugene Smith
30.Dorothea Lange
31. Southworth & Hawes
32.Edward Weston
33.Ilse Bing
34. Hill & Adamson
35.Anna Atkins
36.Giorgio Sommer
37.Henry Peach Robinson
38.Julia Margaret Cameron
39.Paul Strand
40.Ruth Bernhard
41.Baron Adolph de Meyer
42.Carol Szathmari
43.Charles Marville
44.Anne Brigman
45. Brassaï
46.Hiroshi Sugimoto
47.Jerry N. Uelsmann
48.André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri
49.F. Holland Day
50.Berenice Abbott

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Today in the past...

John Allen (1888, 20 November - ?) was born - Ireland, Belfast.  
Phil Bergerson (1947, 20 November - ) was born - Canada, Ontario, Toronto.  
Chim (1911, 20 November - 1956, 10 November) was born - Warsaw, Poland. David Seymour. Photojournalist, war photographer and a founder member of Magnum in 1947. 
Michael Kenna (1953, 20 November - ) was born - England, Lancashire, Widnes. Hauntingly wonderful landscape images. His 2003 book entitled ‘Japan‘ received rave reviews. 
Sir Edward Bosc Sladen (1827, 20 November - 1890, 4 January) was born.  
Miroslav Tichý (1926, 20 November - 2011, 12 April) was born - Czechoslovakia, Kyjov, Netcice. Czech photographer with a somewhat eccentric style recording with homemade cameras the women of his home town of Kyjov. His use of strange cameras made out of cardboard tubes and old tin cans along with his poorly printed voyeuristic works has made More... 
Van Leo (1921, 20 November - 2002, 18 March) was born - Cilicia, Ceyhan (43 km east of Adana) (now Turkey}. Ethnic Armenian photographer who opened a photographic studio in Cairo in 1941. Since 1998 his 10,000 prints and negatives have been preserved at the American University of Cairo. 
João Francisco Camacho (1833, 19 September - 1898, 20 November) died - Portugal, Lisbon. Portuguese photographer. His work included studies of the island of his birth - Madeira. Traveled widely in Europe and the United States. Settled in Lisbon in 1879 where a fire in 1880 destroyed a part of his collection. 
Henry Draper (1837, 7 March - 1882, 20 November) died. Son of John William Draper and one of the great astronomical photographers of the nineteenth century with outstanding images of the moon. He was also a doctor like his father. 
Hans Kaden (1890 (ca) - 1961, 20 November) died - US, NJ, Paramus.  
Hugh Bladen Swiney (1843 - 1877, 20 November) died.

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Alexander Gardner 
 American photographer who photographed the American Civil War - initially with Mathew Brady. In 1867 he became the Official Photographer of the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division, which later became the Kansas Pacific.
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Masters Of Photography

Masters of photography > Eug�ne 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 > Early Kodak camera formats 

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