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Most Influential Photographers of All Time?

Discussion in 'Web Sites of Interest' started by willking87, May 22, 2015.

  1. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

  2. Phil_N_Flash

    Phil_N_Flash Well-Known Member

    Street scenes of 19th-century Newcastle – in pictures | UK news | The Guardian

    The resolution on those is stunning! The unselfconscious poise and indifference to the camera is very touchingly impressive as well.

    Btw who was that famous 19thC photographer in N.E. England who did all those sepia photos of working folks? I had a calendar with twelve repros.on it but I think my wife binned it - buggered if I can remember his name!

    MIPOAT - Vivien Maier and O. Winston Link (amazing photographer - but a very unpleasant, grasping bloke from all accounts!
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  3. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    George Washington Wilson?
  4. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    I don't understand why people fall for this "most important/influential" sort of thing. How do you quantify the number of people who have seen a particular picture or how many people have been influenced by it?

    To be honest, the photographers who have most influenced the pictures I take, you've probably never heard of.

    I think a large part of any style I might have is based on the pictures of Cyril Bernard, who specialised in the educational press during the 1960s but had been active in press work from the end of WW2. A slightly better known influence is Kevin MacDonnell, who was active in the same period and on into the 1980s.
  5. Phil_N_Flash

    Phil_N_Flash Well-Known Member

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