Nadav Kander was born on the 1st December, 1961 in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is a London based photographer, artist and director, and is known for his portraiture and landscapes. He has produced a number of books, had his work exhibited widely, he has received an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society in 2015, won the Prix Pictet, a World Press Photo award and his work is included in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, the Société Générale, Paris, Pictet & Cie’s Art Collection and other museums and galleries.
Richard Avedon was born in New York City on the 15th May, 1923 and died on the 1st October, 2004. He was an American fashion and portrait photographer. In 1946, Avedon had set up his own studio and began providing images for magazines including Vogue and Life, and then in 1952 became Staff Editor and photographer for Theatre Arts Magazine.
Pieter Hugo was born on the 29th October, 1976 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a photographer whose main focus is in portraiture and his work engages with both documentary and art traditions with a focus on African communities. He won his first in the Portraits section of the World Press Photo 2005, where he came first for taking a portrait of a man with a hyena.
Floria Sigismondi was born in 1965, in Pescara, Pescara, Italy and is an Italian-Canadian photographer and director. She started her career as a fashion photographer and then went onto directing music videos for a number of Canadian bands. Her latest award was the 2013 MTV Music Video Award for Winner for Video of The Year, for Mirrors by Justin Timblerlake.
Gregory Crewdon was born on the 26th September, 1962 in Brooklyn, New York. He photographs tableaux of American homes and neighborhoods. His photos usually take place in small town America, but are dramatic and cinematic, and normally feature disturbing, surreal events. He is now represented by Gagosian Gallery worldwide and by White Cube Gallery in London.
Henri Cartier-Bresson was born in Chanteloup-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne, France on the 22nd August, 1908 and died on the 3rd August, 2004. was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and conceived of photography as capturing a decisive moment. His work has influenced many photographers.
Bill Brandt was born on the 2nd May, 1904 in Hamburg, German Empire and died on the 20th December 1983 in London, England. Although he was born in Germany, he is classed as a British photographer and photojournalist because he moved to England. In England, he became well known for his images of British society for magazines such as Lilliput and Picture Post, and later on, his distorted nudes, portraits of famous artists and landscapes.
Anton Corbijn was born on the 20th May, 1955 in Strijen, Netherlands but currently lives in London, England. He is a photographer, music video director, and a film director, and is the creative director behind the visual output of Depeche Mode and U2. This means he is in charge of their promotion and sleeve photography, in which he has been for almost three decades.
Martin Parr was born on the 23rd May, 1952 in Epsom, Surrey, England. He is a British documentary photographer, a photojournalist and a photobook collector, and is best known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life. For example, he documented the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world.
Joel-Peter Witkin was born on the 13th September, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York City, but now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is an American photographer who often takes photos based around the themes of death, corpses and various outsiders such as dwarves, transsexuals, intersex persons, and physically deformed people. Witkin says that his work was influenced by the fact that he witnessed a young girl get decapitated outside of his house due to an automobile accident.
David LaChapelle was born on the 11th March, 1963 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. He is an American commercial photographer, fine-art photographer, music video director, film director and artist, however, he is best known for his photography which often references art history and sometimes conveys social messages. LaChapelle has worked for many international publications and has had his work exhibited commercial galleries and institutions around the world.
Joey Lawrence (more commonly known as Joey L), was born on the 5th November, 1989 in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada. He is a Canadian professional photographer who states that he is self-educated in photography and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Lawrence’s work includes him being hired to create the poster for the movie adaptation of the first Twilight book, his Halloween in Brooklyn Photo Series and the Guerrilla Fighters of Kurdistan.