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The Extraordinary Vision of Henri Cartier-Bresson.


Author’s Note: In this post as with others I have drawn heavily on the best sources I could find. In the case of Henri Cartier-Bresson it is Pierre Assouline. He is the author of the book, “Henri Cartier-Bresson: A Biography.” His wonderful book is the only biography I could find on Cartier-Bresson but it was… Continue reading The Extraordinary Vision of Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Denmark · Master Photographers · New York

Jacob A Riis: The Supreme Weapon of Fact


  Editors Note: I have wanted to do a post on Jacob Riis for several years now. I have been reading and corresponding with experts for five years or more. Years ago my daughter started a history fair project on Riis that never got finished. Some of this research is from that time. I am… Continue reading Jacob A Riis: The Supreme Weapon of Fact

Cambodia · China · Far East · London · Master Photographers · Siam · Singapore · Thailand

John Thomson’s Amazing Journey


    Editors Note: For this posting I have drawn heavily from Stephen White’s book, John Thomson, A Window to the Orient. I did this because White’s research on Thomson is the best. It is the most complete and detailed there is and in my opinion does justice to Thomson and his photography. If you… Continue reading John Thomson’s Amazing Journey

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Eikoh Hosoe – Kamaitachi – From Memory to Dream


 Note: This article is not intended to be a detailed history of Hosoe’s life, but more of a homage to the Kamaitachi series. Many important events in the life of Eikoh Hosoe have not been included in this post most notably his relationship with Yukio Mishima. If you ever have a chance to see the full Kamaitachi series don’t miss… Continue reading Eikoh Hosoe – Kamaitachi – From Memory to Dream

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W. Eugene Smith – A Complicated Life


Note: This is a paper I wrote for a photo history class I took at Utah State University. It is with Eugene Smith and this class that my interest in and love for photographic history was born. “Photography is a small voice, at best, but sometimes – just sometimes – one photograph or a group… Continue reading W. Eugene Smith – A Complicated Life