The Artist Birthday Series

Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz: photographer Annie Leibovitz (born October 2, 1949) is an American portrait photographer. She photographed John Lennon on the day he was assassinated, and her work was used on two record albums by Joan Armatrading. She is the only woman to have held an exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery. Leibovitz is much influenced by Richard… Read More Annie Leibovitz

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Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Yasuo Kuniyoshi: painter, educator Yasuo Kuniyoshi – 国吉 康雄 (1893 – 1953) was an American painter, photographer and printmaker. He, like many Japanese, endured terrible racism during World War II when he was branded an “enemy alien,” after Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. His American wife lost her citizenship for being married to him, but… Read More Yasuo Kuniyoshi

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Henri Cartier-Bresson: photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, (1908—2004) was a French photographer whose humane, spontaneous photographs helped establish photojournalism as an art form. His theory that photography can capture the meaning beneath outward appearance in instants of extraordinary clarity is perhaps best expressed in his book Images à la sauvette (1952; in English, The Decisive Moment). Cartier-Bresson was… Read More Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Imogen Cunningham

Today’s Artist Birthday: Imogen Cunningham (April 12, 1883 – June 23, 1976) Imogen Cunningham was an American photographer known for her botanical photography, nudes, and industrial landscapes. Cunningham was a member of the California-based Group f/64, known for its dedication to the sharp-focus rendition of simple subjects. Cunningham was born in Portland, Oregon to father… Read More Imogen Cunningham