Portraits of the 20th Century

A collection of iconic and rarely seen portraits of visionaries, leaders, writers, actors, artists, musicians and notable personalities from the 20th Century.

portraits20th01Martine Franck
Henri Cartier Bresson – 1992

portraits20th02Yousuf Karsh
Ernest Hemingway – 1957

portraits20th03Jürgen Schadeberg
Nelson Mandela – 1994

portraits20th04Yousuf Karsh
Ansel Adams – 1977

portraits20th05Yousuf Karsh
Marc Chagall – 1965

portraits20th06Henri Cartier Bresson
Henri Matisse – 1944

portraits20th07Elliott Erwitt
Simone de Beauvoir – 1949

portraits20th08Arnold Newman
Senator John F. Kennedy – 1953

portraits20th09Arnold Newman
Igor Stravinsky – 1946

portraits20th10Sid Avery
Audrey Hepburn & her dog “Famous” – 1957

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Portraits of the 20th Century

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The A-Z guide to street photography

The dA-Zed guide to street photography
The ultimate A-Z guide to street photography, inspired by Nokia’s new camera-phone

A is for Atget

B is for Bill Cunningham
Anna Wintour says she gets dressed for Bill Cunningham, the legendary 84-year old photographer who was shooting New York street style decades before fashion bloggers laid claim to the practice. Since he first caught Greta Garbo on film by chance in the late 1970s, Cunningham has spent his whole life consistently capturing the world’s most glamorous for The New York Times.

billcunninghamC is for Cartier-Bresson and the candid photograph
The founding father of photojournalism, Magnum Photos, and generally one of the greatest photographers in the history of the trade, Henri Cartier-Bresson articulated the idea of The Decisive Moment in 1952 – a central tenet of candid photography and thus one of the most important principles in street photography.

henricartierbressonL is for LIFE Magazine
Few magazines have helped spread photographic culture like LIFE Magazine, which commissioned and circulated some of history’s most iconic images, including Robert Capa’s D-Day images, Cartier-Bresson’s tour of China and Gerda Taro’s dispatches from the Spanish Civil War.

robertcapaT is for The Americans…
…that seminal work by Robert Frank, for which he road tripped back and forth across the United States for two years, taking more than 28,000 pictures of American life in all its shapes and forms. Along the way he met Jack Kerouac, who contributed the introduction to the original US edition.

robertfrankY is for Young love
Young children playing in the streets may be one of street photography’s most-depicted subjects. William Klein’s gun-pointing boys, Helen Levitt’s candids of curious children and Diane Arbus’ freak portraits of weird-looking kids are only a few of the most famous images exemplifying the genre’s romance with the spirit of youth.

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