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  1. smieglitz

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    Yesterday, I was asked who were my Top Ten Favorite Photographers of all time. After giving it some thought, this is the list I came up with:

    01) George H. Seeley
    02) Edward Steichen
    03) Anne Brigman
    04) Jan Groover
    05) Francesca Woodman
    06) Robert Maxwell
    07) Emil Schildt
    08) Jan Saudek
    09) Sheila Metzner
    10) Edward Weston

    Uhh, probably in that order too. At least this evening...

    Who's on your Top Ten list?


    Joe
     
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  2. darr

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    Here's a few of my classical favorites:

    Edward Curtis
    Dorothea Lange
    Paul Caponigro
    Alfred Stieglitz
    Paul Strand
    Edward Steichen
    Berenice Abbott
    Imogen Cunningham
    Lee Friedlander
    Yousuf Karsh
     
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    1.) Jack Dykinga
    2.) Joe Cornish
    3.) Ken Duncan
    4.) Tom Till
    5.) John Fielder
    6.) William Neil
    7.) Christopher Burkett
    8.) Andris Apse
    9.) Peter Dombrovskis
    10.) Per Volquartz - the lone B&W guy
    11.) David Ward - sorry, can't forget this guy
     
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    In alphabetical order:

    Berenice Abbott
    Ansel Adams (no, really)
    Richard Avedon
    Imogen Cunningham
    Harold Edgerton
    E. O. Goldbeck
    Aaron Siskind
    George Tice
    Brett Weston
    Edward Weston
     
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    In no particular order...

    Bernice Abbott
    Richard Avedon
    Paul Strand
    Ed Weston
    Myron Wood
    Shelby Lee Adams
    Robert Adams
    Tim O'Sullivan
    Dorothea Lange
    Nell Dorr

    but the list is really longer, also Ansel Adams, Bruce Barnbaum, Elliot Proter, David Muench, Paul Caponigro, Yousuf Karsh, Tillman Crane, Ernest Knee...and others I'm sure
     
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    I yoosta get a kick out of asking non-photographer friends to name a half-dozen painters. All could. Then, I'd ask them to name a half-dozen photographers. None could.

    Some of my favorites, in no particular order...

    1. Richard Avedon
    2. Edward Weston
    3. Albert (the Cyclops) Watson
    4. John Sexton
    5. Herb Ritts
    6. Helmut Newton
    7. Robert Maplethorpe's still life images
    8. Irving Penn
    9. Alfred Stieglitz
    10. Man Ray
     
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    Here are 10 of mine, in no particular order:

    Brett Weston
    Edward Weston
    Andre Kertesz
    Aaron Siskind
    George Tice
    Harry Callahan
    Ralph Gibson
    Eugene Smith
    Manuel Alverez Bravo
    Wynn Bullock

    Could easily come up with another 10.
     
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    Here is a few folks that are outstanding in my mind. I can think of about fifty more that should be on my list, I'll include them in my next ten:

    No particular order here, I love em all!

    Yousuf Karsh
    Irving Penn
    Imogen Cunningham
    Edward Stiechen
    Edward Weston
    W E "Gene" Smith
    Ansel Adams
    Dorthea Lange
    Julia Margaret Cameron
    Michael A Smith... APUG
    Murray Nye ... APUG
    Jim Galli ... APUG
    Per Volquartz... APUG

    I never was very good at math!
    Charlie....................................
     
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    Charles Marville
    Peter Henry Emerson
    Edw Weston
    Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Philippe Halsman
     
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    Josef Sudek
    Sally Mann
    Diane Arbus
    Adam Fuss
    Eudora Welty
    Cailin Duram (my cousin :smile:
     
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    atget
    man ray
    steichen
    kertesz
    karsh

    and unknowns that are found on the shelves of
    "ye olde junquestore"
     
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    Man Ray
    Bill Brandt
    Edward Weston
    Eugene Smith
    Alfred Eisenstaedt
    Paul Strand
    Elliot Erwitt
    Don McCullin
    Cornell Capa
    Weegee
    Bert Hardy
    Ian Berry
    Phillipe Halsmann
    Thurston Hopkins

    and many more...
     
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    Ansel Adams
    Paul Caponigro
    Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Imogen Cunningham
    Alfred Eisenstaedt
    Yousuf Karsh
    Dorthea Lange
    Irving Penn
    Paul Strand
    Edward Weston

    and so many more....
     
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    In the order in which I became aware of their work through the progression of my photography. To name a FEW.

    Kathryn C. Walrath - my mom
    Galen Rowell - Outdoor Photographer
    Ansel Adams - Basic Photogrpahy Series
    Clyve Butcher - OP Masters of the Landscape 03
    Edward Weston - B&W Contrasty Still Lifes
    William Neill - Outdoor Photography
    Dewitt Jones - Basic Jones OP
    David Meunch - Slot Canyons et al

    and of course . . .
    Sean - for starting this website.
    Thank you.
     
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    Thank you. All the lists here are so American-centric.
     
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    So give us your list . . .
     
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    I'm not sure if I have a stable list of favourites, except for a few names, but here's what floats my boat these days, in alpha order:

    Roger Ballen
    Bernd and Hilla Becher
    Edward Burtynsky
    William Eggleston
    Walker Evans
    E.O. Hoppé
    Chris Marker (well, he's not just a photographer, but he's also that)
    John Max
    Stephen Shore
    Andreï Tarkovsky (yep, filmmaker, but his book of Polaroids is amazing)
    Jeff Wall
     
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    well; I tend to agree that it is very american, but that might be natural..

    however, here is mine:

    Josef Sudek (czeck)
    Frantisek Drtikol(czeck)
    Sally Mann (american)
    Kirsten Klein (danish MASTER)
    Andreas Heumann (english (I think))
    Rudolph Koppitz (Austrian)
    NP Andreev (russian)
    Irvin Penn (American)
    Leni Riefenstahl (german)
    Horst P Horst (german born)

    a LOT more lurking in the wings....
     
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    Brassï
    Bill Brandt
    Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Andre Kertesz
    Don McCullin
    David Bailey
    Yousuf Karsh
    Dorothea Lange
    Lee Miller
    Peter Henry Emerson

    It'll change tomorrow but these have been consistently my faves for 20+ years.
    Mark
     
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    Unless I missed it, I haven't seen Garry Winogrand's name. An acquired taste, perhaps?

    Nevertheless, he has got to rank up there somewhere in terms of sheer volume of work. I think that the Center for Creative Photography is still trying to sort through the thousands (literally!) of rolls of film left when he "shuffled off [his] mortal coil".

    He might win some kind of a mention for the record number of exposures made by a (relatively) famous photographer!
     
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    I thought they developed them all and the result was the Szarkowski-edited "Figments from the Real World", which he indicated had a very low image "hit" rate for the volume of film shot.

    I don't have a link handy, but I've seen some references indicating Winogrand got a motor drive for his Leica in his later years, which some speculate had a negative effect on his image quality (eg, it made it too easy to "pray and spray", as it were).
     
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    Lee Freidlander
    Stephen Shore
    Richard Avedon
    Lartigue
    Weegee
    Edward Weston
    Mark Klett
    Abelardo Morell
    Steve Aishman
    Gregory Crewdson
     
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    Mabman,
    I think that you are correct that they did develop all of Winogrand's film. I read of a symposium/exhibit held at the Center for Creative Photography (Tucson) in late 2001/early 2002 where they explored Winogrand's work, including his last unedited (by Winogrand) work. There apparently was some debate about whether or not to exhibit photos taken by a deceased photographer that the photographer had no chance to proof/edit. (I say, bring 'em on -- no use in hiding potentially great photos in a store room somewhere.)

    There was indeed some discussion of the diminishing quality of Winogrand's late work. But others thought that he was trying to push past his "legacy" work into new areas to "solve new photography problems" as Winogrand would say.

    Anyway, I like the guy's work. I've got to feel admiration for anyone who was as obsessive about exposing film as Winogrand. He seemed to live for shooting pictures.

    I read an interesting interview with the guy in Austin Tx, Jerry Sullivan, who maintained Winogrand's Leicas while Winogrand was at the University of Texas. According to Sullivan, Winogrand beat the hell out of his Leicas -- not literally, but Winogrand "rode them hard". I guess that anyone who shot at many photos as Winogrand probably used up a lot of equipment in the process!

    Anyway, those of you who have not already, check out Winogrand's work -- I think that you'll agree that he belongs up there with the masters... David