Get excited with this new retrospective of color photography pioneer Stephen Shore, a catalyst for documentary photography in the 20th century.
The American photographer is mostly credited for his use of color, a then-innovative approach to documentary photography as it was usually taken in black and white. But Shore used the medium with a touch of Walker Evans in them, as well as various artistic movements such as Conceptualism, Photo-Realism, and Pop, allowing him to achieve the perfect neutrality in both subject matter and approach.
There is no style for Shore, as he is often in the search for maximum clarity, the absence of retouching, reframing, and his utter respect for natural light makes his oeuvre a classic must-see. The show Stephen Shore will be on the view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, until May 28, 2018.
British documentary photographer and color photography pioneer Martin Parr opened his own foundation in Bristol earlier this year, and with this short interview, he recollects his life and works with photography throughout the years.
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.
One of the best things that happened in the 20th century was a music festival that liberated music, musicians and music lovers themselves. And before we have Coachella, we had Woodstock pioneer the wanderlust aesthetic.
British documentary photographer Giles Duley is a contemporary pioneer of humanitarian photography. Known for capturing the consequence of conflict and war, he tries to make the world a little bit better, even at his own expense.
As a pioneer of European photography aesthetics, Adolphe Braun was also an innovator of reproduction techniques which advanced the field of art history. Here is a comprehensive display of his oeuvre and how he influenced early photography.
The American pioneer of surrealist and dadaist photography was once treated as an offender to the scientific-and-documentary approach of photography. It just so happens that Man Ray liberated the camera to be more than just a medium of representation.
Before its war-torn disposition, the country Iraq was at its belle epoque in the mid-20th century, where life was becoming cosmopolitan. This is the work of photographer Latif Al Ani, dubbed as the Father of Iraqi Photography before he ceased his passion in the Saddam Hussein regime.
Photography's role as a communicator of the complex and complicated have never been more amplified in the 20th century. Here are three decades of American history that marks some of the most important moments, taken by none other than the most respected photographers.