Category: Photography

The Artistic Journey of Photographer Karen Halverson

Karen Halverson, born on this day September 3, 1941 in Syracuse, New York, has made an impression on the world of photography. Her unique perspective on the American landscape has been widely recognized and celebrated. Currently based in Studio City, California, she imparts her vast knowledge and experience to students at the Art Center College …

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Roland L. Freeman: From the Lens to History Books

Born on this day July 27, 1936 in Baltimore, Maryland, Roland L. Freeman’s journey as a photographer began in the tumultuous era of the Civil Rights Movement. He started his career as a freelance photographer, capturing powerful images that bore testimony to the socio-political landscape of the era. His keen eye for detail and a …

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The Impact of Nestor Basterretxea on the Basque Art Scene

Nestor Basterretxea, a prominent Basque artist, left an indelible mark on the Basque art scene with his multidisciplinary approach and distinct artistic style. Born in 1924 in Bermeo, Spain, Basterretxea’s career spanned various forms of art, including painting, sculpture, design, and film. His influence not only enriched the cultural heritage of the Basque people but …

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Bas Jan Ader: The Dutch Conceptual Artist Who Disappeared at Sea

Bas Jan Ader was a Dutch artist whose work was deeply influenced by his fascination with the sea. He is best known for his conceptual art pieces that explored themes of loss, vulnerability, and the human condition. However, Ader’s life was tragically cut short when he disappeared at sea during a solo voyage. Early Life …

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The Stardust Lens of Cecil Beaton

Legendary portrait and fashion photographer Cecil Beaton was born on January 14, 1904, in the Hampstead area of London, England. With an eye for beauty, he also excelled at interior design, and was an Oscar-winning stage and costume designer, and a sparkling writer. Beaton captured stunning, intimate portraits of his subjects, many of whom were his friends. Here’s a …

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The Photographic Travels of Roloff Beny

Often referred to as “a poetic photographer,” Roloff Beny was a passionate world traveler, and spent much of his life traveling and photographing the places and people he met there. The Canadian travel photographer and painter was born on this day January 7, 1924 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Beny was an international photographer, but …

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Looking Through David Bailey’s 1960s Eye

“We were so young. I don’t think Bailey or anyone had any idea how important the work we were doing was…we were just kids really, I was 18 when I first started working with Bailey. I met him on the roof of Vogue” -Jean Shrimpton English portrait and fashion photographer David Bailey was born on …

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“Two Women, Mannequin’s Hand” by Roy DeCarava

Photographer Roy DeCarava was born on this day December 9, 1919 in Harlem, New York.

“Ornamental Garden” by Kenneth McGowan

Photographer Kenneth McGowan was born on this day December 3, 1940 in Ogden, Utah.

“The Christmas Bar” by Robert D’Alessandro

Photographer Robert D’Alessandro was born on this day November 29, 1942 in New York City.