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INTIMATE OBSERVATIONS, WITH CAMERA – Ihei Kimura: The Man with the Camera.

When streets and the people of Japan’s Showa period, come back to life in photos. To remember the best views on your trip to Tokyo https://www.thewanderinglens.com/tokyo-photography-locations/, explore some special spots with a camera in hand, like famous Japanese photographer Ihei Kimura. Try Omoide Yokocho and Takeshita Street, Meiji Shrine, Tsukiji Fish Market and Shibuya Scramble Crossing, without forget Shinjuku Station. …

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A LEGENDARY GREEK PHOTOGRAPHER – Nelly’s: Freedom and movement.

Against the Ruins. An 1899 native of Aydin (Asia Minor), she was first influenced by German trends in photography. Her photographs appeared in official tourist publications that were circulate abroad, contribuiting to create the earliest visual symbols of Greece’s philosophy regarding tourism. ELLI SOUGIOULTZOGLOU-SERAIDARI owed her pictorial technique to the influence of her German teachers. Entering Benaki Museum https://www.benaki.org/index.php?lang=en, you …

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VISUAL SEXUALITY, ONLY HALF THE PICTURE – Zanele Muholi

A visual activist, with a precise goal. Her work is informed by a history of colonization, the foundation of how we imagine the female body and sexuality. ZANELE MUHOLI http://zanelemuholi.com/ draws inspiration from herself, her friends and local South African black queer communities. Her work has attracted attention from feminists and the international art world alike. Born in 1972, he …

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DOCUMENTING POLLUTION, SUFFERING AND WAR – William Eugene Smith: Between shadows and lights, where the photographic soul is born.

When photographing it creates emotional turmoil. With his priceless iconographic heritage, he also donated 3,000 prints, thousands of negatives, 1,600 audio cassettes, 25,000 vinyl records and 8,000 books. When he was 14, the New York Times published his first photo shoot. He was born in the West of the United States, in Wichita (Kansas), in 1918. Encouraged by his mother, …

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THE FATHER OF PHOTOGRAPHY – Henri Cartier-Bresson: The theorization of the photographic act.

Stop a century of events, in photo shoots. In 1931, he had bought a Leica camera, starting a journey in southern France, Spain, Italy and Mexico. By attending the Surrealists, he had begun his creative journey starting from painting, even becoming a pupil of André Lhote. That purist of the art of photography, HENRY CARTIER-BRESSON, was born in Chanteloup (France), …

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PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH EXCEPTIONAL COURAGE AND ENTERPRISE – Steve McCurry: If you wait, people will forget your camera and the soul will drift up into view.

Scrupulous research, long journeys and exhausting expectations. He has covered many areas of conflict, including Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War, the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, and Tibet. His career was launched when he crossed the Pakistan border into rebel-controlled Afghanistan, before Russian invasion. After working at a newspaper, he left for India to freelance. Here, he learned to watch …

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THE GREATEST WAR PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE WORLD – Robert Capa: If your photographs are not good enough, you are not close enough.

Achieving powerfull effect, through strong connection for people. For him, the truth was the best image, the best propaganda. There are times when it is not always easy to stand aside, except to record the suffering around. ROBERT CAPA was famous for his recklessness. His reports bear witness to five different war conflicts: the Spanish civil war, the second Sino-Japanese …

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