The Ten Greatest Photographers of the Century

Here are the results of our survey ” the ten greatest photographers of the century.” You will discover what is according to users, ten photographers of legend who greatest the world of photography, and all world

 

Yann Arthus-Bertrand

 

Talented photographer and activist committed environmentalist, Yann Arthus-Bertrand also has a past less known movie player (“Tell me who to kill,” “OSS 117 takes a vacation”…), and journalist. It is notably the author of the famous Earth seen from the sky, a tribute to the beauty of our planet, released in 2006. He triumphs today with the series of documentaries to success from the sky on France 2.

 

Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

 

Henri Cartier-Bresson had his place in the top 10, and for a good reason. That is sometimes called “the eye of the century,” photographer of legend, including marked his time by his reports covering the great events of the last century, as the liberation of the concentration camp of Dachau, right Gandhi before his assassination, the Liberation of Paris, the Spanish Republicans. He was also assistant to the filmmaker Jean Renoir. Cartier-Bresson began his career in 1950 on an old machine Krauss, bought used…

 

Philip Plisson

 

 

Undisputed specialist in maritime photography, Philip Plisson is a French photographer. Photographer of the sea in the soul, he has seduced by his precise and imaginative look at the beauty of the marine world. The book the sea, prefaced by Yann Queffélec, is one of his biggest hits.

 

Robert Doisneau

 

 

Obstinate to “stop this fleeting time,” Robert Doisneau is a French photographer, one of the most popular photographers of the post-war period. Rather “Fisher of images’ than ‘Hunter of images,’ its great renamed is essentially based on its light look on the streets of Paris, the French capital, he managed to portray with incredible sensitivity.

 

Robert Capa

 

 

Most famous war photographers, Robert Capa (Endre wife Friedmann of his real name) degalement was a journalist in the 20th Century. Of Hungarian origin, he covered the conflicts of his generation (the civil war in Spain, the Japan-China war, the Normandy landings…), offering strong in action, taken images at the moment. It is one of the co-founders of the famous Magnum photo agency.

 

David Seymour

 

 

David Seymour (David Szymin his real name), is also known under the nickname Chim. From 1934, he regularly works with the magazine looks (one of the first illustrated magazines), close to the popular front. In 1940, he joined the United States Army, where he served as a photographer and interpreter until 1945.

 

David Hamilton

 

 

“He was a poet; it would be romantic. Youth girls long pale hair and eyes were indeed sung by Casimir Delavigne, Victor Hugo, Alfred de Vigny, Alfred de Musset, and many others. Hamilton infiltrates a long series of tender dreamers. “(The girl, the theme of a photographer, Robert Laffont

 

Helmut Newton

 

 

Australian photographer of German origin, Helmut Newton specializes in fashion photography. His art is intended to exacerbate the feminine sensuality, sometimes up to the provocation by the look… Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, or even Monica Bellucci posed for him. Helmut Newton died on January 23, 2004, in Los Angeles.

 

Philip-Lorca DiCorcia

 

 

Philip-Lorca diCorcia is an American photographer in the American documentary tradition (for whom photography is a medium that would allow a direct reality conversion as it is in images). “My job is changing by entropy, by progressive loss of control. Let’s let more in addition to chance, intuition, to the accident. I gradually replaced the theoretical experience by practice, experience. ».

 

Jean-Marie Périer

 

 

Jean-Marie Périer (Jean-Marie Pillu his real name) is the photographer of the stars by excellence. He has worked with and immortalized the biggest, the Rolling Stones to the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Eddy Mitchell. He especially gained notoriety working for salvation buddies in the 1960s. Today, he works with the magazines Paris Match, Le Figaro Magazine, and she.

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