Breaking in the arts is a tough job, ever for extremely talented artists. Many diamonds are in the rough; such is the same with the photography industry.
New York native and photographer Marvin Newman has been photographing since the 1940's, and is credited to be one of the first people to shoot Big Apple in full color. Only now has he made his own, first monograph, at the age of 89. Famed as well for his sports photography, Newman has always been conscious of motion, movement, rhythm, color and context. His own investigations with color keep him experimental.
Here are some of his early photographic works of his New York home and environment.
Robert Herman has been a street photographer since his student time at New York University in the late 1970's. Back then, he started to capture New York, the city's beautiful diversity of people, reflections and unique coincidental moments on rolls and rolls of analogue film.
The 1940's was mostly identified as a decade of turmoil due to the Second World War, but daily life continues on in America. Here's what they've been up to during those years, photographed by a certain amateur photographer named Charles Weever Cushman.
After the Second World War, society learned that there are many things needed to be changed by the way authorities run their businesses -- from employers, high society, and politicians. This the incomplete history of protest, from the 1940's to now in art and photographs.
Lomographer Reza Ahmadi has always been interested in documenting the world through visual arts. As an alternate to drawing and painting, he picked up photography as a hobby which gradually grew into a passion that follows him from one city to another. Get to know our featured Community newcomer from Indonesia.
In the heydays of the 20th century, photographers Gérard Ifert, William Klein, and Wojciech Zamecznik invented a new sort and dimension of photography in the 50's and 60's. Taking lessons from abstract art, photography became capable of modernist, graphic surrealism with the camera.
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