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I have recently purchased books by the following truly inspirational Black and White photographers. Please add your favourites to this thread


Wynn Bullock


Barry Thornton


Ruth Bernhard


Edward Weston


Pat Booth


Jean Loup Sieff



In all cases copies of these books are available at incredibly reasonable prices through Amazon by typing in the photographers name

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Christer Strömholm, Anders Petersen (swedish photographers)


Lee Friedlander, Walker Evans, Francesca Woodman, Koudelka, Robert Frank, Andre Kertesz, Brassai, Stieglitz, Noholy-Nagy, Rodchenko..



I admire Lee Friedlander mostly. But other are pretty good.

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Willy Ronis, Eduard Boubat & Robert Doisneau


Certainly they're three of my favourites. I love the French humanist style. People focus too much on Doisneau's 'Kiss', he's got a huge body of excellent photography behind him. Boubat I came across by accident while speaking to another French photographer whose name I forget,


Also add Don McCullin, HCB, Salgado,

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A few of my favorites:

Ralph Gibson - YouTube - LM 100 presents

The Inge Morath Foundation (1923 – 2002)

Jeanloup Sieff - Site officiel (1933 – 2000)

Barbara Klemm: Die Fotografin Barbara Klemm: "Schwarzweiß ist Farbe genug" | Kultur | hr

via http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/leica-kundenforum/87709-meine-homage-barbara-klemm.html#post918591


- Dutch photographers:

Maarten Corbijn photos and films by corb!no

Ed van der Elsken (1925 – 1990)

Eva Besnyö (1910 – 2003)

Philip Mechanicus (1936 - 2005)

Cas Oorthuys (1908 - 1975)

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Marc Riboud; Renee Burri (especially his book, THE ITALIANS -- wonderful); Herbert List; Ferdinando Scianna (even his 'fashion reportage'!); early Constantine Manos (THE BOSTONIANS; GREEK PORTFOLIO); Nikos Economopulous (especially IN THE BALKANS); David Douglas Duncan (any and all of his Picasso pictures)... And the list goes on, as another has said...

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