Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Born in Highland Park, Illinois on March 24, 1886. He started doing photography when he was 16 years old. Weston moved to California where he had 4 sons with his wife. He focused entirely on his photography. In 1937 the Solomon Guggenheim Foundation awarded Weston a fellowship, the first given to a photographer.
His pictures included the human figure as well as items of nature, including seaside wildlife, plants, and landscapes.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Bio- (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and enviornmentalist.
He developed the zone system which determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. Although his large format view cameras were difficult to use because of their size, weight, setup time, and film cost, their high resolutions ensured sharpness in his images.
Famous people/things- he took pictures at the japanese internment after the attack of pearl harbor. He has taken many different photographs which have been put in museums, portfolios, books, etc.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Biography- Annie Liebovitz was the 3rd of 6 children born in a Jewish family. her father was lieutenant colonol in the U.S. air force. The family moved frequently with her father's duty assignments, and she took her first pictures when he was stationed in the Philippines.
Famouse things/people photographed- 1970, she worked for the recently launched Rolling Stone magazine.
1980. had a photoshoot with John Lennon.
In 1991, Leibovitz mounted an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
In 2007, Leibovitz was asked by Queen Elizabeth II to take the queen's official picture for her state visit to Virginia.