Milton Rogovin

Social documentary photographer Milton Rogovin has been likened to the great social documentary photographers of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Lewis Hine and Jacob Riis. Milton, who lived to be 101 years old, dedicated his lifetime to creating photographs that speak of the humanity of working people, the poor and the forgotten ones. Milton’s photographs are a part of the documentary photography collections of the Library of Congress, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Center for Creative Photography and other distinguished institutions around the world.

What I enjoy about Milton Rogvin’s photography is the simplicity of his work. That every day to day life of people. He definitely is a inspiration to me.  Some of his images remind me of growing up as a kid in New York from the 60’s and 70’s.

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http://www.miltonrogovin.com

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Black and White Portait

Black and White photography is versatile and can bring a quality to some photos that colour just cant achieve, from photography subjects ranging from portraits to landscapes. It works with all kinds of lighting from dark to light and portrays moods extremely well. There is a photographer I found on 500px. Who does some impressive portrait in Black n White most of his subjects look like homeless people to me which works well with his grungy style  they have a shabby, dirty feeling to there character and condition. Im not sure but his photos look as though they are processed using Nik Silver Efex Pro and then the Filter Tonal Contrast found in Nik Color Efex pro’s. Not sure but that’s my guess.

You can check him out at 500px Lee Jeffries

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Silvia Georgieva

Silvia GeorgievaI love this photo by Silvia Georgieva.

Silvia Georgieva: Iwas born in 1976 in Sofia, Bulgaria where I live until now.

The moment that changed my perceptions of the world and opened my senses to the surrounding realm was the moment of giving birth to my daughter in 2009. I don’t try to rationalize the fact that my passion to photography was born together with my girl, but the love I felt provoked and sharpened my whole existence. That is how it all started – no one else could see my daughter the way I did. So beautiful she was.

For those four years up to the moment photography is my way to enjoy the world, to share the beauty and to love and feel loved. It’s my manner to feel an artist next to being a lawyer all day long. My imagination is drawn by every detail I see or feel, my passion for life is enhanced with  each captured moment and I shoot just everything.

Recently I experiment working with different films in square format. I inherited unique Rolleiflex, produced in the 40s. Great camera!

So thank you all for your attention and thank to those who are criticizing me, helping me to become better and broaden my horizons.

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William Klein

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William Klein (born April 19, 1928) is a photographer and filmmaker noted to for his ironic approach to both media and his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in the context of photojournalism and fashion photography.He was ranked 25th on Professional Photographer’s Top 100 Most influential photographers.

Klein was born in New York, New York, on April 19, 1928, into an impoverished Jewish family.Klein graduated from high school early and enrolled at the City College of New York at the age of 14 to study sociology. Klein joined the US Army and was stationed in Germany and later France, where he would permanently settle after being discharged. In 1948.

Arthur Leipzig

Arthur Leipzig was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1918. After studying photography at the Photo League in 1942, he became a staff photographer for the Newspaper PM, where he worked for the next four years. During this period, he completed his first photo essay, on children’s street games. In 1946, he left PM. After a short stint at International News Photos, he became a freelance photojournalist, traveling on assignments around the world, contributing work to such periodicals as The Sunday New York Times, This Week, Fortune, Look, and Parade. Edward Steichen encouraged him to teach, which he did for twenty-eight years at Long Island University, where he is now Professor Emeritus.

“Arthur Leipzig’s career as a photographer fulfills the ideals of the great era of American photo-journalism. His start with the Photo League of the 1940’s, his freelance work in the 1950’s and 60’s, and his years of full-time teaching with more freedom to choose his assignments in the 1970’s and 80’s, illustrate the opportunities and hardships of a life in photography. The photographs in this catalogue celebrate Leipzig’s art – a life work that has been a sustained creative response to the challenge of photography as a means for expressing fundamental human experience.”

– Bonnie Yochelson
Arthur Leipzig: A Retrospective

The thing I love about Arthur Leipzig photos they remind me of growing up as a kid in new york.Playing games like Red Rover, S.P.U.D, Scully, Off the point and stick ball.

Edouard Boubat

Boubat was born in Montmartre, Paris. He studied typography and graphic arts at the Ecole Estienne, and then worked for a printing company before becoming a photographer after WWII. He took his first photograph in 1946 and was awarded the Kodak Prize the following year. Afterwards he travelled the world for the magazine Réalités. The French poet Jacques Prévert called him a “Peace Correspondent.” His son Bernard is also a photographer.

Willy Ronis

Willy Ronis was born in Paris in 1910. He became a full-time photographer in 1945. He joined Doisneau, Brassaï and others at the Rapho Agency. He was the first French photographer to work for LIFE Magazine, and Edward Steichen exhibited him at the Museum of Modern Art in 1953 in a show called Four French Photographers. He was also part of the Family of Man exhibit. The Afterimage Gallery gave him what was perhaps his first American art gallery show in 1985.

Mr. Ronis passed away on September 12, 2009. His positive view of life is evident in his work.

500px.com

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I recently joined 500px.com. Just starting to learn my way around the site. It is very well layed out. It is a great place where a photographer can host their portfolio and as a place where photographers can browse and comment on other artist’s photographs. I like to explore other photographer work to draw form. Plus being able to share my work with other photographers and get comments on it is essential to growing as a photographer.

I found one photographer on theis site tha reminds me of one of my favorite of all time photographer Brook Shaden that is in my top 20 of all time photographers. Her name is Alyssa Larson and her work has that same feel as Brook’s.I’m sure there are a tone of great photographers on this site.

Alyssa Larson
http://www.alyssalarsonphotography.com/