Dorothea Lange

Dorothea Lange was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1895 and studied photography in New York City before the First World War. In 1919, she moved to San Francisco, where she earned her living as a portrait photographer for more than a decade. During the Depression’s early years Lange’s interest in social issues grew and…

Destino by Michelle Frankfurter

Meaning both “destination” and “destiny” in Spanish, Destino portrays the perilous journey of undocumented Central American migrants along the network of freight trains lurching inexorably across Mexico, towards the hope of finding work in the United States. It is the odyssey of a generation of exiles across a landscape that is becoming increasingly dangerous, heading…

Bettie Page: Queen of Curves

A book Written by Petra Mason, Photographed by Bunny Yeager. A treasure trove of never-before-seen playfully erotic photos of legendary pinup girl and style icon Bettie Page, from cult pinup photographer Bunny Yeager. Bunny Yeager has long been credited for capturing Bettie Page’s true nature—her flirtatious and playfully erotic side—in classic pinup images that continue…

The Photographer. Gabriele Basilico

“Monuments embarrass me. I have no friendship for castles” , said Gabriele Basilico. Born in Italy, the land of ancient ruins, the Italian documentary photographer, however, was little nostalgic. He is famous for his obsession of the modern city, with its layers of past stacked with more or less charm and care. Experiences as a…

Rare Photos: Batman Behind the Scenes,1966

“In the lull between the horrific events that surrounded the release of The Dark Night Rises in theaters and what’s likely to be the year’s biggest Blu-Ray/DVD event in early December, it’s worth recalling that the Batman franchise wasn’t always so dark. So brooding. So intense. Sure, Frank Miller’s graphic novels in the late Eighties,…

The Sleep Of The Beloved

What happens to lovers while they are sleeping? ‘Is it a sleeping just next to each other, each on his own, or is there a sharing of certain places or emotions? Is it a nocturnal lover’s dance, maybe a kind of unaware performed tenderness, or does one turn the back…

Helmut Newton. The Legend

Helmut Newton (1920 – 2004) was a German-Australian fashion photographer. Newton was born in Berlin and being Jewish fled Nazi Germany at the age of 18. After arriving in Singapore he found he was able to remain there, first and briefly as a photographer for the Straits Times and then as a portrait photographer. Newton…

Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau is best known for his street photography, his most famous example being ‘Kiss in front of the Palace of City Hall’ (1950). But he took thousands of photographs striving to capture the pulse of Parisian life. Like his contemporary Brassaï, Doisneau liked nothing better than to walk the streets never knowing what sights he was…

René Burri

“René Burri likes to see his career as a series of happy accidents, which is often just another way of editing out all the downtime and boring bits, the months of no work. But you have to admit it did start with a bang. There he was, 24 years old, mooching around in northern Spain,…

Richard Avedon Photography

The above picture,”Dovima with the Elephants” was taken by Richard Avedon at the Cirque d’hiver, Paris, in August 1955. The dress was the first evening dress designed for Christian Dior by his new assistant, Yves Saint-Laurent. American photographer Richard Avedon was best known for his work in the fashion world and for his minimalist portraits. He worked first as a photographer for the…

50 Years Ago: A Look Back at 1966

‘A half-century ago, the war in Vietnam continued its escalation, NASA’s Project Gemini was completed after ten manned launches, and the USSR successfully landed a vehicle on the Moon. The first Automated Teller Machine (ATM) was introduced, along with miniaturized televisions, while race riots and anti-war protests swept the United…

Contaminated Land

A Bangladeshi worker covers his face to protect himself from toxic dust in a wastage lather processing factory at Hazaribagh tannery area in Dhaka, Bangladesh. After processing, workers hang leather for drying inside of a factory at the Hazaribagh tannery area in Dhaka, Bangladesh. [caption id=”attachment_41240″ align=”alignnone”…

Herb Ritts

Herb Ritts, passed away on December 26th, 2002. Herb Ritts began his photographic career in the late 70’s and gained a reputation as a master of art and commercial photography. In addition to producing portraits and editorial fashion for Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interview and Rolling Stone, Ritts also created successful advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein,…

Pierre Dal Corso loves you

Pierre Dal Corso says: I love my team as well. I trust them. I feel them being with me. I need them. I also want them to be proud of what we are doing. Doing shit is killing me. Even more when other people are involved. That’s still something I’m learning though. Not forgetting myself…

Alexander Khokhlov’s face illustrations

Alexander Khokhlov is a Moscow based artist and photographer. He is really good at using human face as a canvas to make amazing illusions. Alexander created unique black and white strips on model’s faces to make models more beautiful, these lines make various things like Chanel logo, Mickey Mouse face and the most amazing one is,…

Sebastiao Salgado, a Great Master

Sebastião Salgado was born on February 8th, 1944 in Aimorés, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He lives in Paris. Having studied economics, Salgado began his career as a professional photographer in 1973 in Paris, working with the photo agencies Sygma, Gamma, and Magnum Photos until 1994, when he and Lélia Wanick Salgado formed…

Created Equal, a book of Mark Laita

“In America, the chasm between rich and poor is growing, the clash between conservatives and liberals is strengthening, and even good and evil seem more polarized than ever before. At the heart of this collection of portraits is my desire to remind us that we were all equal, until our environment, circumstances or fate molded…