Man Ray was an American visual artist who spent most of his career in Paris. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. He produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all.
David Graham is an American artist photographer and professor at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He currently lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Candida Höfer is a Cologne, Germany-based photographer and a former student of Bernd and Hilla Becher. Like other Becher students – Axel Hütte, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth – Höfer's work is known for technical perfection and a strictly conceptual approach.
Robert Frank was a Swiss photographer and documentary filmmaker, who became an American binational. His most notable work, the 1958 book titled The Americans, earned Frank comparisons to a modern-day de Tocqueville for his fresh and nuanced outsider's view of American society.
Eikoh Hosoe is a Japanese photographer and filmmaker who emerged in the experimental arts movement of post-World War II Japan. He is known for his psychologically charged images, often exploring subjects such as death, erotic obsession, and irrationality.
Jock Sturges is an American photographer, best known for his images of nude adolescents and their families.
Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, and an early user of 35 mm film. He pioneered the genre of street photography, and viewed photography as capturing a decisive moment.
Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton, CBE was a British fashion, portrait, and war photographer, diarist, painter, and interior designer, as well as an Oscar–winning stage and costume designer for films and the theatre.
André Kertész, born Andor Kertész, was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay. In the early years of his career, his then-unorthodox camera angles and style prevented his work from gaining wider recognition.
Bill Brandt was a British photographer and photojournalist. Although born in Germany, Brandt moved to England, where he became known for his images of British society for such magazine as Lilliput and Picture Post, later he made distorted nudes, portraits of famous artists and landscapes.
Eugène Atget was a French flâneur and a pioneer of documentary photography, noted for his determination to document all of the architecture and street scenes of Paris before their disappearance to modernization. Most of his photographs were first published by Berenice Abbott after his death.
Bohn Chang Koo
Businessman-turned-photographer communicates with his subjects through still-life photography, placing emphasis on sensibility. Korean-born Bohnchang Koo studied at Yonsei University with a major in Business Administration, only to discover that he was not happy as a businessman.
Wan-Gyo Yi(Wan-Gyo Lee)(1940) is a Korean Photographer who works with his photography all his life. He expresses the image beyond and tries to show people that there is another world beyond the objects. He has enthusiasms not only to carry his work into a variety of exhibitions but also teach students photography in universities.
Eung Sig Im
Eung Sig Im is one of the earliest photographers in S. Korea. During the Korean War, he served as a photojournalist. In June 1952, a joint exhibition was held with members of the Korea Photographic Arts Research Association who fled from Seoul. In 1953, he took the first photographic course in Korea at Seoul National University of Fine Arts and taught photography at Ewha Woman's University and Hongik University as well.
Irina Ionesco is a French photographer born in Paris, France. She traveled and painted for several years before discovering photography and eventually became known for her erotic photography and most controversially for using her pre-pubescent daughter as a model.
Myung Duck Joo
Joo Myung Duck (b. 1940) is one of the most important photographers working today in South Korea. Joo’s early documentary-style work observes the everyday struggles in post-Korean War society. Whether his subjects are orphans, villagers, or families, Joo focuses on their dignity within harsh realities and unsettled circumstances. His other work exquisitely studies the details of traditional architecture—from palaces to farmhouses—in soft dim light. Joo’s most outstanding works are the dark abstract landscapes that characterize his later evolution as an artist.