I thought it was about time we had a few more photographers from the other side of the Pond Not implying that either side of said Pond are the only places to draw photographers from...so lets have some different nationalities, the more the better...
I've chosen Bill Brandt as someone I admire, for many reasons - his versatility, for one, he was able to move easily from portraiture to documentary to landscape to innovative work. The way printing was integral to his art, another.
It's very hard to pick one, so I've chosen two (& it would be good to bring others in through the thread), The first is one I've always liked a lot - it's his portrait of Francis Bacon, taken in 1963.
The second is Miners Returning to Daylight, South Wales 1931-35