Week Forty Two
Beat Streuli (1957-)
Swiss artist Beat Streuli is known for his images / portraits of people seen on the street. For over twenty years he has documented people in cities all over the world – Tokyo, New York, Birmingham (UK), Frankfurt and numerous others – as […]
For some reason, WordPress doesn’t want to allow me to download the image of Elliott Erwitt’s photograph of New York, 1974 – so please go to https://www.facebook.com/lightsgoingon to see it – or you can also view it here.
Week Forty One
Elliott Erwitt (1928 -)
New York, 1974
Elliott Erwitt is known for his black and white candid shots of ironic situations seen in the street; and especially his images of dogs. He has published four books about them – Son of Bitch (1974), Dog Dogs (1998), Woof (2005) […]
Week Thirty Nine
John Thomson (1837 – 1921)
Covent Garden Flower Women, 1877-8
Born in Edinburgh in 1837, John Thomson was a pioneering photographer and traveller. One of the first photographers to travel to the Far East in the 1860’s and 70’s, he brought back with him images of the people, landscapes and […]
Week Thirty Eight
Vivian Maier (1926 – 2009)
Self-taught photographer Vivian Maier is the subject of a new documentary Finding Vivian Maier, out this week in the UK. It tells the story of a woman who spent her working life as a nanny; but who spent the rest […]
Week Thirty Seven
Graciela Iturbide (1942 -)
Mujer Ángel, Desierto de Sonora, 1979.
Graciela Iturbide is considered to be one of the most important photographers living and working in Mexico today. She started taking photographs at the age of 27, following the sudden death of her six year old daughter. […]
Dragana Jurisic was born in Slavonski Brod, Croatia (then Yugoslavia) and currently lives in Dublin, Ireland. She studied her Masters in Fine Art at the University of Wales, Newport, in 2008 and has recently finished a PhD.
Self-taught American photographer Duane Michals fell in love with photography back in 1958 when he borrowed a camera to take on holiday to Russia. During the 1960s and ‘70s his photographic practice pushed the boundaries of the single documentary […]
Week Thirty Four
André Kertész (1894-1985)
The Fork, 1928
Born in Hungary, Kertész was drafted into the Austro-Hungarian army in 1914. Taking along a newly invented hand-held camera, he took photographs of the soldiers away from the fighting, so beginning his focus onto the seemingly unimportant or more mundane […]
Week Thirty Three
Lee Miller (1907-1977)
Portrait of Space, 1937
Born Elizabeth Miller in Poughkeepsie, New York, in 1907, Lee Miller had a fascinating life. Incredibly beautiful, she had a successful modelling career, appearing on the cover of American Vogue at the age of twenty. In 1929 she flew to […]
5252 was a project I set myself; throughout 2013 and 2014, I sent out, via social media and my website, info and an image of a photographer of my choice. I did this to highlight and explore the range of photography that speaks to me, and I say why within each post.