Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Harold Cazneaux

Harold Cazneaux was an Australian pictorialist photographer. A pioneer whose style had an indelible impact on the development of Australian photographic history. Harold Pierce Cazneaux was born in Wellington, New Zealand on 30 March 1878. His family moved to Adelaide in the 1890s and Harold started working in his father’s studio and attended H. P. Gill’s evening classes at…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Burton Brothers

Burton Brothers was one of New Zealand’s most important nineteenth-century. Alfred Henry Burton (1834–1914) and Walter John Burton (1836–1880) were born in Leicester, England.  Their father, John Burton, was a prominent photographer in the region.  His firm, John Burton and Sons, was patronised by Queen Victoria and other members of the Royal Family. In 1866…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Samuel Bourne

Samuel Bourne was a British photographer known for his prolific seven years’ work in India. His name is synonymous with British and Indian photography and he is the most researched and acclaimed colonial photographer. Bourne was born on 30 October 1834, at Napley Heath, near Mucklestone, on the Staffordshire and Shropshire border. After being educated by a clergyman near Fairburn,…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Adolphe Braun

Adolphe Braun was a French photographer, best known for his floral still lifes, Parisian street scenes, and grand Alpine landscapes. Adolphe Braun was born in Besançon in 1812. His family relocated to Mulhouse, a textile manufacturing center in the Alsace region along the Franco-German border at the age of 10. He showed promise as a…

Monday Photography Inspiration – Philip Jones Griffiths

Philip Jones Griffiths was a Welsh photojournalist best known for his coverage of the Vietnam War. Born in 1936 in Rhuddlan, Wales, Philip Jones Griffiths studied pharmacology in Liverpool,  and worked in London as the night manager at the Piccadilly branch of Boots, while also photographing part-time for the Manchester Guardian. His first photograph was of a friend, taken with the family Brownie in a rowing…

Monday Photography Inspiration – Sid Grossman

Sid Grossman was was an American photographer, teacher, and social activist. He was born in New York.  During his high school years in the Bronx he became an avid photographer and joined the Camera Club. In 1936, with the photographer, Sol Libsohn, he founded the Photo League whose purpose was to use and promote photography…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Edward Burtynsky

Edward Burtynsky is regarded as one of the world’s most accomplished contemporary photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes represent over 40 years of his dedication to bearing witness to the impact of human industry on the planet. Edward Burtynsky was born in St. Catharines, Ontario. He received his Bachelor of Applied Arts…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Leopold Ahrendts

Leopold Ahrendts was a  was a German draftsman, painter, lithographer and photographer born in Dessau Berlin in 1825. He first worked as a painter and lithographer. There is evidence of his participation in the Berlin academy exhibition in the years 1850–52 with lithographs. From 1852 he is listed in the Berlin address book, initially as a lithographer…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – James Craig Annan

James Craig Annan was a pioneering Scottish-born photographer and Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. He was born on 8 March 1864 and educated at Hamilton Academy before studying chemistry and natural philosophy at Anderson’s College, Glasgow. He joined his father Thomas Annan, (known for his early documentation of Glasgow Slums) business at a…

Monday’s Photography Inspiration – Eadweard Muybridge

Eadweard Muybridge was an English photographer important for his pioneering work in photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection. Muybridge was born in Kingston upon Thames, England, at the age of 20 he emigrated to the United States as a bookseller, first to New York City, and eventually to San Francisco in 1855, a few…