Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at the life and career of the late French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, the father of modern photojournalism. An exhibit of his photos is currently at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Continue reading
Many of the technical and artistic conquests made in the history of photography can be traced back to the breakthroughs of one man. The 19th century British born photographer Eadweard Muybridge spent his lifetime capturing the American spirit, first in the landscapes of the Western frontier, and later in his visualizations of movement stopped in time that seemed to conquer speed with technology, freeze and reveal the un-seeable for every eye.
Charles Moore, a photographer whose images helped to enlighten the nation to the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and ’60s, died at the age of 79. According to his daughter, he died from natural causes in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on Thursday, March 11.
The occupation of young women of leisure was primarily to prove themselves worthy wives, which included accomplishment at the (approved) fine arts. But hold the judgement; these Victorian women weren’t nearly as stuffy, bored or boring as you might think. Harnessing a popular new trend, they applied a creative, modern (before there was such a thing) approach to the traditional arts of drawing and painting.