Category: Photography

“400 Block of East Lorraine Avenue” by Roland L. Freeman

Photographer Roland L. Freeman was born on this day July 27, 1936 in Baltimore, Maryland.

On This Day: Nestor Basterretxea

Spanish Basque avant-garde artist Nestor Basterretxea was born on this day May 6, 1924 in the town of Bermeo in Northern Spain’s Basque Country. He worked as a sculptor, painter, film producer, and photographer.

“Drifting Home” by Bas Jan Ader

Happy birthday to photographer and artist Bas Jan Ader, born on this day April 19, 1942 in Winschoten, Netherlands. 🎈 Ader had an adventurous background: his father once rode a bike from the Netherlands to Jerusalem, and his son’s adventuring spirit later took Jan Ader in a tiny boat across the Atlantic, where he was, unfortunately, …

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“Boys and Pony, Coal Waste, Hopkins County” by Bill Burke

American photographer Bill Burke was born on this day April 8, 1943 in Derby, Connecticut.

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

Canadian travel photographer and painter Roloff Beny was born on this day January 7, 1924 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Beny was an international photographer, but highly valued for his Canadian photography, for which he received the Order of Canada decoration. A 1976 Maclean’s article remarked that Beny was “one of the world’s most celebrated photographers, with …

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Looking Through David Bailey’s 1960s Eye

English portrait and fashion photographer David Bailey was born on this day January 2, 1938 in Essex, England. His great works span a number of decades, but today we are celebrating his birthday by looking at some thoroughly enjoyable highlights from his 1960 photography.