In line with International Women's Day, here's a gallery of some of the iconic and influential photos taken by famous female photographers.
There are photographers whose images sell well, and then there’s Cindy Sherman. This American photography icon is known for her many guises and their influence on the way women are represented, and for taking two of the most expensive photographs ever sold.
Belgian photographer Martine Franck is the second spouse of the legendary Henri Cartier-Bresson and a renowned Magnum photographer on her own right. She is best known for her poignant and intimate portraits of the poor, the marginalized, and the elderly from the different parts of the globe.
Vivian Maier was a relative stranger to the photography community — having kept her body of work entirely to herself throughout her most of her lifetime — until in 2011, when a man named John Maloof discovered her brilliance after purchasing a box of her films and print. Since then, her photographs have been thrust into the spotlight, and Maier has gone from an unknown status into being celebrated as one of the most insightful street photographers in history.
Arguably the defining photograph of his career, "Washington, D.C. Government charwoman" by Gordon Parks depicts Mrs. Ella Watson, an employee of the Farm Security Administration (FSA), holding a broom and with a mop and the American flag hanging at the back—a pose reminiscent of Grant Woods' famous painting, "American Gothic" (1930).
This article is a tribute to an important street photographer, Edouard Boubat. His pictures are characterized by great poetic touch, strong social sensitivity, and utmost respect for people and places. Inspired by a book which contains Boubat's photos taken in the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea, I pay homage by showcasing some of my photos taken within the same geographic area.
Originally trained as a classical scholar, Arnold Genthe was a self-taught photographer famous for, to name a few, his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown in the early 1900s, autochromes, and portraits which included famous individuals, dancers, and women with his beloved pet, Buzzer the cat.
Ever since it opened in the '60s the Jigokudani Yaenkoen park in Nagano Prefecture, Japan has been visited by people from all over the world to observe the famous snow monkeys, or the Japanese Macaque. Lomographer ihave2pillows had the wonderful opportunity to see the snow monkeys up close a couple of years ago, and here are some of the photographs that he had shared with the community.
September 5th was Pola-Day, the international day of instant photography. To celebrate this special event we held a competition in search of your most beautiful instant photos. The lucky winners have been chosen, and here they are.
LIFE is a film that tells the story Dennis Stock, who photographed James Dean and inadvertently produced some of the most iconic images of the star. In line the film's much anticipated release, we asked for your best "friendship" shots for a competition.Here are the winners.
The young artist and Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson published on his agency's website an awesome photo series, one of the images in it a great symbol of freedom, joy of living outdoors, purity, innocence, candor, and girlhood: the bare sole of a female lifted up, taken at the Central Park in New York. Like many other great Magnum photographers, Anderson explored this interesting body part through photographs. For this tribute, I chose a series of bare foot images I took along the promenade of the lake Como. Take a look!
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of one of the most influential photography books ever, "Ballet" by the photographer, art director, and graphic designer Alexey Brodovitch. Brodovitch took a series of photos of classical dance in a very unconventional way, using very slow exposure times, trying to catch the true essence of Russian ballets. For this article, I took a series of photos at the Swing Crash Festival in my city, Como, held in June 2015.