Category: Photography

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.

“A Young Woman Waiting for the Bus” by Dawoud Bey

Photographer Dawoud Bey was born on this day November 25, 1953 in Queens, New York.

“Lightning, Nevada” by Linda Connor

Photographer Linda Connor was born on this day November 18, 1944 in New York, NY, and currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.

“Ocean Park from Sequential Views” by Robbert Flick

Photography artist Robbert Flick was born on this day November 15, 1939 in Amersfoort, Netherlands.

“Sisters, Washington Heights, New York” by Winston Vargas

Photographer Winston Vargas was born on this day November 9, 1943 in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.