I have decided, that when looking at research, I am better off adopting a broad brush approach and looking at as many artists as possible. I will therefore only write a few lines on each one. Going in-depth into one photographer’s work may lead me down an alley, and I would rather gain a wider perspective on numerous people’s work.
A mixture of a photographer and an artist. He works predominantly in colour but there are a number of black and white photographs on his Phaidon book entitled Martin Parr.
“FOR ME PHOTOGRAPHY IS MY LANGUAGE, TO ACCESS, TO COMMUNICATE, TO IDENTIFY AND MOSTLY TO MAKE IT HEAR. THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY I ONLY JOT DOWN MY HEART’S LANGUAGE. THE BEST PART ABOUT BEING A PHOTOGRAPHER IS THAT I’M ABLE TO ARTICULATE THE EXPERIENCES OF THE VOICELESS AND TO BRING THEIR IDENTITIES TO THE FOREFRONT WHICH GIVES MEANING AND PURPOSE TO MY OWN LIFE” Quote and tear sheet taken from Akash, G (2014) Gmb Akash, Available at: http://www.gmb-akash.com/about.php(Accessed: 28/03/2017).
“Photography is a very important part of my space… it is to discover, it is to capture giving flow to what the heart feels and sees in a certain moment, it is being in the street, experiencing, understanding, learning and, essentially, practicing the freedom of being, of living, of thinking…”
Quote and image taken from Palha, R (Not known) Rui Palha Photography, Available at: http://www.ruipalha.com(Accessed: 28/03/2017).
His work is similar in appearance to Steve McCurry and has a touch of the Elliott Erwitt about it. See the image below for the Erwitt connection.
Image taken from The Street Collective (Not known) Vineet Vohra – The Street Collective, Available at: http://www.thestreetcollective.com/vineet-vohra/ (Accessed: 28/03/2017).
Wonderful black and white work with stunning portraits and amax=zing tone.H also has a blog which is intended to assist photographers.
Image taken from Kim, E (2017) Erik Kim, Available at: http://erickimphotography.com (Accessed: 28/03/2017).
His “faces” work is amazing. A touch of the Arbus mixed with McCurry. Bruce Golden is a Magnum Photographer. I have emailed him with a couple of questions. Let’s see if I get a response!
Image taken from Gilden, B (Not known) Bruce Gilden, Available at: http://www.brucegilden.com(Accessed: 28/03/2017).
Amazing black and white work, with a great section on humour.
Image taken from Jardin, V (Not known) Valerie Jardin, Available at: http://valeriejardinphotography.com(Accessed: 28/03/2017).
A Swiss barn photographer concentrating on black and white images. Who wrote the Americans, a book I do not own, but want to do so, if it were not so expensive.
Images taken from AtgetPhotography.com (Not known) Robert Frank / Biography, Available at: http://www.atgetphotography.com/The-Photographers/Robert-Frank.html (Accessed: 28/03/2017).
I have his book personal best, and the clue is in the title. Great black and white works with lots of humourous images of dogs. One of my all time favourite photographers.
Images taken from Magnum Photos (2014) Magnum Photos Photographer Portfolio – Elliott Erwitt, Available at: https://pro.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_10_VForm&ERID=24KL53Z1OG (Accessed: 28/03/2017).