While he is best known for his work in cinema, most especially the esteemed "Buena Vista Social Club (1999)", "Paris, Texas and Wings of Desire (1987)", "Pina (2011)" and the documentary of Sebastiao Salgado, "The Salt of the Earth", German filmmaker Wim Wenders is a person of many things — he's also a playwright, author, and photographer.
Along his prolific journey with cinema is photography, constantly on the hunt for desolate landscapes, Wenders has been a long fan of instant photography, having had his during the 70's. In this interview, Wenders recalled how beautiful spontaneity and swiftness are, featuring his own photographs taken by his vintage Land camera.
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.
The mid-20th century was the peak of avant-garde art, where artists and photographers resorted to alternative means to create artworks. The photocopier was one of them, and became a creative tool between the 60's and the 80's
One of the photographers from the renowned team of Roy Stryker was once an assistant messenger before getting fully into photography. The 21-year-old John Vachon once visited Chicago, with a handful of observant, distant, yet quite humoristic street photography.
Jochen Lempert was firstly a man of science before of art. He was a biologist before a photographer, but when he did get into photography, the German photographer channeled his interest with nature to the camera.
What separates Ed van der Elsken from the objective photographer is that he partakes in the scenes he framed. Known for his works in the 1970's and its subcultures, Elsken was the photographer of the bohemians, the ruffians, the artists, the culturally marginalized.
The Swiss photographer Jakob Tuggener is one of the most significant industrial photographers in photography history, achieve through his series and book FABRIK, in which he studied the relationship between man and machine.
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.
Photographer Ben Larsen ordered a bunch of photography-related items on eBay, one of these is an old black and white 35mm film which he developed home and the results were surprising — photographs taken in South Korea about half a decade later.
One of America's greatest photographers was no just a man of the arts, but he was a theoretician and educator that imbued intellectual and spiritual philosophies in photography. His years in Portland, Oregon are among his famous works that proved of his mastery.
Spirit photography was a genre of the 19th century, where a photograph of a living subject features a 'spirit' of a deceased person. Of course, we all know it's a double exposure, but before then, William Mumler took advantage of his clients to sell 'spirit photographs'.
The famous draughtsman for Punch Magazine was more known as chief cartoonist and illustrator, but like all artists during the humble beginnings of the photographic medium, he also tried his hand with the camera. Unlike the rest who shot inside studios, he shot images outdoors.