Photography Visionaries

By Mary Warner Marien

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  • Paperback
  • 340 illustrations
  • 312 pages
  • 11½ x 7⅞ ins
  • ISBN 9781780674759
  • Published April 2015

Photography Visionaries is an inspiring guide to 75 of the most influential photographers from around 1900 to the present. Entertainingly written by an expert on photography, it provides fascinating insight into the lives and careers of men and women working in a medium which perhaps more than any other in the visual arts has been deeply affected by technological change.

The entries are arranged chronologically, instilling in the reader an understanding of what marks each photographer as a visionary. Each entry is less about providing a full biography of the person and more about creating a sense of excitement regarding their work and the lasting impact that it has had on photography.

With the aid of an arresting selection of photographs, some well-known and others less so, this book offers a unique and engaging perspective on the development of photography through some of its most inventive practitioners.

About the Author

Mary Warner Marien is Professor Emerita in the Department of Fine Arts at Syracuse University, New York. She continues to lecture in the United States and Europe and in 2008 won an Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writer award for her continuing work on the history and theory of documentary photography. She is the author of Photography and its Critics (Cambridge University Press, 1997) and 100 Ideas that Changed Photography (Laurence King, 2012) as well as numerous articles on photography.

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Eugène Atget, (1857–1927)
Alfred Stieglitz, (1864–1946)
Frances Benjamin Johnston, (1864–1952)
Lewis Hine, (1874–1940)
August Sander, (1876–1964)
Edward Steichen, (1879–1973)
Imogen Cunningham, (1883–1976)
Edward Weston, (1886–1958)
Raoul Hausmann, (1886–1971)
Hannah Höch, (1889–1978)
Man Ray (1890–1976)
Paul Strand, (1890–1976)
John Heartfield, (1891–1968)
Alexander Rodchenko, (1891–1956)
André Kertesz,  (1894–1985)
Claude Cahun (1894–1954)
Dorothea Lange, (1895–1965)
Laszlo Móhóly-Nagy, (1895–1946)
Germaine Krull, (1897–1985)
Bernice Abbott, (1898–1991)
Weegee (1899–1968)
Brassaï (1899–1994)
George Hoyningen-Huene (1900–1968)
Lisette Model, (1901–1983)
Ansel Adams (1902–1984)
Manuel Alvarez Bravo, (1902–2002)
Walker Evans, (1903–1975)
Bill Brandt, (1904–1983)
Margaret Bourke-White, (1904–1971)
Lee Miller, (1907–1977)
Minor White, (1908–1976)
Henri Cartier-Bresson, (1908–2004)
Gordon Parks, (1912–2006)
Robert Capa, (1913–1954)
Sunil Janah, (1918–2012)
W. Eugene Smith, (1918–1978)
Dickey Chapelle (1919–1965)
Roy DeCarava, (1919–1990)
Nacho Lopez, (1923–1986)
Richard Avedon, (1923–2004)
Robert Frank, (b. 1924)
Mario Giacomelli, (1925–2000)
Garry Winogrand, (1928–1984)
Shōmei Tōmatsu, (1930–2012)
Bernhard and Hiller Becher, (1931–2007, b. 1934)
Peter Magubane, (b. 1932)
Eikoh Hosoe, (b. 1933)
Lee Friedlander, (b. 1934)
Pedro Meyer, (b. 1935)
Don McCullin, (b. 1935)
Robert Adams, (b. 1937)
Ed Ruscha, (b. 1937)
Josef Koudelka, (b. 1938)
Daido Moriyama, (b. 1938)
William Eggleston, (b. 1939)
Ernest Cole, (b. 1940)
Mary Ellen Mark, (b. 1940)
Nobuyoshi Araki, (b. 1940)
Graciela Iturbide, (b. 1942)
Raghubir Singh, (1942–1999)
Martha Rosler, (b. 1943)
Sebastião Salgado, (b. 1944)
Lewis Baltz, (b. 1945)
Jeff Wall, (b. 1946)
Stephen Shore, (b. 1947)
Deborah Willis, (b. 1948)
Annie Leibovitz, (b. 1949)
Roger Ballen, (b.1950)
Carrie Mae Weems, (b. 1953)
Nan Goldin (b. 1935)
Cindy Sherman, (b. 1954)
Andreas Gursky, (b. 1955)
Santu Mofokeng, (b. 1958)
Liu Zheng (b. 1969)

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