who are the best photographers of 20th century?

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  1. Hawkins

    Hawkins TPF Noob!

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    Hi, im new here and I need some help. ;)

    Im a doing a multimedia aplication about photography of 20th century based on Ludwig Museum of Cologne. Its a work for the university.

    I would like to do a selection of the best 15/20 photographers of 20th century. Its a bit difficult for me to do this small selection and I would like to see if you could help me.

    You could choose between 5/10 photographers or even less and I do a list of the photographers with your votes here on this post. What do u think?

    Ill start:

    Ansel Adams
    Alfred Stieglitz
    Helmut Newton
    Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Margaret Bourke-White
    Robert Capa


    -rank - name ------ votes

    1 - Ansel Adams 3
    2 - Henri Cartier-Bresson 3
    3 - Edward Weston 2
    4 - Jock Sturges 2
    5 - Margaret Bourke-White 2
    6 - Paul Strand 2
    7 - Alfred Eisenstaedt 1
    8 - Alfred Stieglitz 1
    9 - Andre Kertesz 1
    10 - Annie Lebowitz 1
    11 - Arnold Newman 1
    12 - Barry Goldwater 1
    13 - Charles M Gurkin 1
    14 - Craig Blank 1
    15 - Daniel Colvin 1
    16 - David LaChapelle 1
    17 - Diane Arbus 1
    18 - Don McCullin 1
    19 - Elliot Erwitt 1
    20 - Emogene Cunningham 1
    21 - Ernst Haas 1
    22 - Galen Rowell 1
    23 - Gordon Parks 1
    24 - Helmut Newton 1
    25 - Herb Ritts 1
    26 - Irving Penn 1
    27 - James Natchwey 1
    28 - Jan Sudek 1
    29 - Jay Maisel 1
    30 - Jerry Uelsmann 1
    31 - Joe Cornish 1
    32 - Joel Meyerowitz 1
    33 - Joel Peter Witkin 1
    34 - Joseph & David Muench 1
    35 - Lange Dorothea 1
    36 - Larry Burrows 1
    37 - Lewis Hine 1
    38 - Man Ray 1
    39 - Matt Needham 1
    40 - Richard Avedon 1
    41 - Robert Capa 1
    42 - Robert Mapplethorpe 1
    43 - Sally Mann 1
    44 - Steve McCurry 1
    45 - Terri Sprinkle 1
    46 - Thomas D. Mangelsen 1
    47 - W. Eugene Smith 1
    48 - Walker Evans 1
    49 - Weegee 1
    50 - Werner Bischof 1

    Thanks.
    Joao.
     
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    I would add to that list:

    Don McCullin - for his coverage of various conflicts, trouble-spots and the gritty side of life
    Larry Burrows - coverage of the Vietnam War
    Joe Cornish - British landscape photographer
     
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    How about:

    Paul Strand
    Edward Weston
    Emogene Cunningham
     
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    Don McMullin although very good some of his work disturbs me... Guess its something inside that doesnt want to believe that some of that stuff exists
     
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    I would also add to that:
    Arnold Newman
    Annie Lebowitz
    Herb Ritts

    And Edward Weston is one of my favorites.
     
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    Man Ray
    Diane Arbus
    Irving Penn
    Richard Avedon
    Alfred Eisenstaedt
    Weegee
     
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    Please include my vote of David LaChapelle his stuff is captivating.
     
  8. Hawkins

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    Updated!

    Well, I would like to have a list of the best 20 photographers not a list of the best 100! :D And if you find a photographer in the list that is one of them vote on him again so we ll get a good selection in the end.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Well, you asked the wrong crowd. ;)

    Couple more names...
    Elliot Erwitt
    Werner Bischof
    W. Eugene Smith

    And a vote for Henri Cartier-Bresson.

    Welcome aboard, btw!
     
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    Terri Sprinkle
    Daniel Alexander
    Matt Needham
    Daniel Colvin
    Charles M Gurkin
     
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    You missed Jeff Canes. ;)
     
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    What? Not one vote for Thomas D. Mangelsen yet? This guys stuff is amazing.

    Add him, and throw in a vote for Ansel Adams from me.
     

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