Essential Photographers

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    This is not intended as a 'Favourite Photographers' list.
    It is just a list of important photographers from the past 150 years or so. All the photographers mentioned are special for one reason or another and are all worth checking out. You might be suprised at who did what and when - and you may well find one that is an inspiration.
    I will add web links as and when I find them.
    Please feel free to make suggestions for photographers and sites and I will consider them for inclusion. Just remember that the photographers must be historically important.
    And I'm not including the current generation of photographers because the court is still out on them.

    **NB Some of the photographers here may have produced work that might shock or offend some people. Please be aware of this when trying to find work by any of them.

    William Henry Fox Talbot*
    Hippolyte Bayard
    Felix Teynard
    David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson*
    Francis Frith
    Julia Margaret Cameron*
    Nadar (Gaspard-Felix Tournachon)
    Oscar Rejlander
    Roger Fenton
    Henry Peach Robinson*
    William Henry Jackson
    Felice Beato
    Mathew Brady
    Carleton E Watkins
    Timothy H O'Sullivan
    John Thomson
    Peter H Emerson
    Frank Meadow Sutcliffe*
    Eugene Atget
    Edward Curtis
    Clarence White
    Alfred Stieglitz
    Frederick Holland Day
    James Craig Annan*
    Robert Demachy
    Edward Steichen
    Alvin Langdon Coburn
    Frederick Evans
    Tina Modotti
    Jacques Henri Lartigue
    George Hendrik Breitner
    Alexander Rodchenko
    Man Ray
    Albert Renger-Patzsch
    Kurt Hielscher
    Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
    John Heartfield
    Henri Cartier-Bresson
    August Sander
    Edward Weston
    Robert Capa
    Brassai
    Werner Bischof
    Cecil Beaton*
    Bill Brandt
    Lewis Hine
    Jack Delano
    Paul Strand
    Ansel Adams
    Doris Ulmann
    Dorothea Lange
    Walker Evans
    Ben Shahn
    Margaret Bourke-White
    Arthur Rothstein
    Robert Doisneau
    Andre Kertesz
    Paul Caponigro
    Harry Callahan
    Manuel Alvarez Bravo
    Weegee (Arthur Fellig)
    Diane Arbus
    Leonard Freed
    Bruce Davidson
    Robert Frank
    Richard Avedon*
    James Jarche
    Minor White
    W Eugene Smith
    Laura Gilpin
    Imogen Cunningham
    Wynn Bullock
    O. Winston Link
    Yousuf Karsh
    Lee Miller - http://www.leemiller.co.uk/main.aspx
    JonMikal - http://jonmikal.smugmug.com/Photography

    *Still more to come
     
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