Photography Portraits

 

Famous Portrait Photographer :

Steve McCurry

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Steve McCurry, fotògraf d’Estats Units, mundialment conegut per la seva fotografia de la nena Afganesa apareguda a la revista National Geographic al 1985. Després d treballar com a freelance durant anys ara viatja per Àsia fent fotografies, ha fundat ImageAsia al 2004

http://www.imagine-asia.net/

Per ajudar als nens Afganesos a tenir escola i educació.

 

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Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz va treballar per la revista Rolling Stone. Després va ser fotògrafa a la revista Vanity Fair.

Va ser la primera dona a exposar les seves fotogràfies a la Galeria Nacional de Washinton D.C. i la última en retratar a John Lenon abans de la seva mort.

Annie Leibovitz has an impressive body of work and is widely considered to be one of America’s best portrait photographers.

És potser la fotògrafa(dona) més ben pagada. Va estudiar diferentes coses (música, pintura..) abans d’estar interessada en la fotografia.

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Irving Penn

Known for his fashion and portraiture work, but will always be remembered as a portrait photographer.

Penn was a master of natural light.

Treballava el Bblanc i negre i la teatralitat a les seves fotografies. Va realitzar fotografies a molts personatges reconeguts.

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Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon is perhaps the best and one of the most famous portrait photographers of all time. He had a unique ability to break down a subject’s facade and reveal vulnerability.

Les seves fotografies de moda i retrats van ajudar a definir, a Estats Units, durant l’últim mig segle, la imatge de bellesa, elegància i cultura.

També va retratar americans descuneguts sobre fons blanc (In the american west) pel Museu Amon Carter (Texas) durant 5 anys.

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Mario Testino

Mario Testino is most known for hist fashion work. He often works with people over a number of years. His portraits of Princess Diana and Kate Moss are iconic.

Nascut as Perú i afincat a Londres.

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Diane Arbus

Diane Arbus  March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971

American photographer and writer noted for photographs of marginalized people—dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers—and others whose normality was perceived by the general populace as ugly or surreal. Her work is said to be a formal manipulation characterized under blatant (descarat o desvergonyit) sensationalism.

In 1972, a year after she committed suicide, Arbus became the first American photographer to have photographs displayed at the Venice Biennale. Millions viewed traveling exhibitions of her work in 1972–1979.  The book accompanying the exhibition, Diane Arbus: An Aperture Monograph, edited by Doon Arbus and Marvin Israel and first published in 1972 is the best selling photography monograph ever, still being reprinted today. Between 2003 and 2006, Arbus and her work were the subjects of another major traveling exhibition, Diane Arbus Revelations. In 2006, the motion picture Fur, starring Nicole Kidman as Arbus, presented a fictional version of her life story.

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