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Inspirational Photographers- B&W

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Is anyone going to put this in a single table?

 

Oh well, I should have known asking such a dumb question

 

With pleasure and compliments.

 

Ansel Adams

Nubar Alexanian

Dianne Arbus

Eugene Atget

Richard Avedon

Ragnar Axelsson

Roger Ballen

Lee Balterman

Ruth Bernhard

Eva Besnyö

Ilse Bing

John Blakemore

Pat Booth

Eduard Boubat

Brassai

Lynn Bullard

Wynn Bullock

Renee Burri

Robert Capa

Henri Cartier-Bresson

Maarten Corbijn

Prabuddha Dasgupta

Bruce Davidson

Roy DeCarava

Robert Doisneau

David Douglas Duncan

Nikos Economopulous

Alfred Eisenstadt

Elliot Erwitt

Walker Evans

Martine Franck

Robert Frank

Lee Friedlander

Gianni Berengo Gardin

Ralph Gibson

Bruce Gilden

Dennis Hopper

Michael Kenna

Andre Kertesz

William Klein

Barbara Klemm

Josef Koudelka

Dorothea Lange

Helen Levitt

Herbert List

Constantine Manos

Robert Mapplethorpe

Don McCullin

Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Philip Mechanicus

Joel Meyerowitz

Inge Morath

Daido Moriyama

James Nachtwey

Helmut Newton

Noholy-Nagy

Cas Oorthuys

Trent Parke

Robert Parke Harrison

Irving Penn

Anders Petersen

James Ravilious

Marc Riboud

Rodchenko

Willy Ronis

Sebastiao Salgado

Ferdinando Scianna

John Sexton

Jeanloup Sieff

Stieglitz

Paul Strand

Christer Strömholm

Barry Thornton

Larry Towell

Ed van der Elsken

Bradford Washburn

Edward Weston

Garry Winogrand

Francesca Woodman

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Marco -- well done!! Maybe someone can convert this to a sticky so it doesn't get lost -- it's a list worth returning to.

 

cheers

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Although most of my great inspirations are already named (Kertesz, Brassai, Koudelka, Eugene Smith, Sieff, Ronis, Doisneau, Nachtwey) I would like to add some:

 

Werner Bisschoff (died at young age, Magnum member).

 

Reza Deghati, Iranian photographer, living in Paris and working under the name of Reza.

 

And a lesser known photographer: Kees Scherer, Dutch photographer.

KEES SCHERER

 

A contemporary photographer I like very much is the Belgian Stephan Vanfleteren. He works in B/W.:

Stephan Vanfleteren - Homepage

 

Cheers,

Peter

 

Flickr: Peter IH's Photostream

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Did I miss anyone mentioning

Edward Steichen,

Steve McCurry,

Cecil Beaton,

Karsch or

Annie Leibovitz?

 

Doesn't he shoot color?

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Doh! I should have read the title!

 

I guess Annie is out too. the others are only in because they had no choice in shooting B&W.

 

How many of the people in this list shooting B&W would have shot in colour if the choice had been there for them?

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Manul Alvarez Bravo, Karsh, Andre Kertesz, Elliott Erwitt & HCB of course ! ..

 

.. but there are plenty more.

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Marco -- well done!! Maybe someone can convert this to a sticky so it doesn't get lost -- it's a list worth returning to.

 

cheers

I agree someone should as it is an valuable list of superb skill and covers all the major players within our craft

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Because kenneth is on my ignore list I can't actually read what his question was, however I get the general drift, and my answer is O. Winston Link.

 

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&client=firefox-a&channel=s&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&hs=hwz&q=o+winston+link+images&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=wYe-Soz3AtWZjAeE5sAt&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1

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