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Interview with City Life photographer Cyrille Druart

Interview with City Life photographer Cyrille Druart

1. How and when did you become interested in photography? I got into Photography in 2001, at my Design school (ESAG-Penninghen in Paris), where i had access to a darkroom. My father then gave me a Nikon FM2, film camera, and I fell in love with making images. 2. Is there any artist/photographer who inspired your art? When you start…
Interview with City Life photographer Olivier Jean Joseph Leroy

Interview with City Life photographer Olivier Jean Joseph Leroy

How and when did you become interested in photography? Both my grand fathers were collecting family portraits carefuly in photobooks. I used to enjoy looking at those albums loaded with unknown dead people portraits mostly and it fascinated me. Probably because of the story I was trying to imagine towards those people. Then I discovered an old camera sleeping in…
Interview with Street photographer Michele Rieri

Interview with Street photographer Michele Rieri

– How and when did you become interested in photography? I think I was 20 years old. I found an old Kodak camera at my grandma’s House, preserved between books and objects of the seventies. I asked permission to use it and so i started shooting just for fun. Then, some time later, I bought the book by Robert Frank’s…
Biography: City Life / Street photographer Herbert Dombrowski

Biography: City Life / Street photographer Herbert Dombrowski

Herbert Dombrowski (1917-2010) was a German photographer. Dombrowski was born in Hamburg in 1917 and began to take pictures as a high-school student. He was 19 when he went to the Hamburg port at night to photograph the SS St. Louis. The image, taken with a used Leica camera, was published on the cover of Reclams Universum, a popular illustrated…
Interview with Street photographer Keith Dannemiller

Interview with Street photographer Keith Dannemiller

Keith Dannemiller was born in Akron, Ohio on May 27, 1949, and educated there in Catholic elementary and high schools. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with a B.A. in Organic Chemistry. In 1976, after four years in San Francisco, he moved to Austin, Texas where he worked for The Texas Observer, Third Coast and Texas Monthly. While…
Biography: Cityscape/Street photographer Ray Metzker

Biography: Cityscape/Street photographer Ray Metzker

Ray K. Metzker (born 1931) is a major American photographer known for both his work in cityscape and landscape photography. Metzer is acknowledged as one of photography’s true innovators since the early 1960’s. He is dedicated to exploring the formal potentials of black and white photography over the course of more than a dozen distinct bodies of work. Through cropping,…
Biography: City Life/Street photographer Louis Faurer

Biography: City Life/Street photographer Louis Faurer

Born in 1916 to immigrant parents from the Russian/Polish border, Louis Faurer’s childhood, in a South Philadelphia neighborhood of mostly Italian and Jewish immigrants, was not easy. “There were problems of survival,” he once said. After graduating from the South Philadelphia High School for Boys in 1934, he spent a few summers as caricature artist in Atlantic City, New Jersey.…
Chinese Humiliation Parade in New York City in 1938

Chinese Humiliation Parade in New York City in 1938

Twelve thousand Chinese people from all parts of the Metropolitan area closed their laundries and other businesses to take part in the largest demonstration ever staged in the United States. It observed China’s “National Humiliation Day,” the annual holiday on which China’s people pause to recall Japan’s humiliating twenty-one demands of May 9, 1915. Via LIFE archives
Biography: Documentary/Street photographer Daido Moriyama

Biography: Documentary/Street photographer Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama (born October 10, 1938) is a Japanese photographer noted for his images depicting the breakdown of traditional values in post-war Japan. Moriyama’s work is saturated with the melancholic beauty of life at its most ordinary. His photographs epitomize wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic of finding beauty in imperfection. Daido Moriyama was born in 1938 along with a twin brother,…
Biography: Street photographer Garry Winogrand

Biography: Street photographer Garry Winogrand

Garry Winogrand (14 January 1928, New York City – 19 March 1984, Tijuana, Mexico) was a street photographer known for his portrayal of the United States in the mid-20th century. Winogrand’s subject was America. He documented the city and the urban landscape, concentrating on its unusual people and capturing odd juxtapositions of animate and inanimate objects. Winogrand began photographing in…
Biography: City Life/Street photographer Vivian Maier

Biography: City Life/Street photographer Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American amateur street photographer, who was born in New York City, but grew up in France. After returning to the United States, she worked for approximately forty years as a nanny in Chicago, Illinois. During those years, she took more than 100,000 photographs, primarily of people and cityscapes in…
Street Scenes of Madrid and Barcelona in the 1950’s

Street Scenes of Madrid and Barcelona in the 1950’s

In 1948, Francesc Català-Roca began working independently as a photojournalist for magazines such as “Destino” and “Revista.” His work dealt with a variety of themes, from landscapes to cityscapes, from artistic documentation to ethnography. He is considered as one of the major photographers in Catalonia not only for his role as a pioneer in the field of avant-garde photography but…
Interview with Black and White Street photographer Andreas Trogisch

Interview with Black and White Street photographer Andreas Trogisch

Andreas Trogisch was born in 1959 in Riesa (Germany). He lives and works as graphic designer and photographer in Berlin. 1. How and when did you become interested in photography? I have been interested in photography “forever” – at least since I began to buying and reading the East German “fotografie” magazine in 1977 or so. In 1982, I began…
Biography: Street photographer Helen Levitt

Biography: Street photographer Helen Levitt

Helen Levitt (August 31, 1913 – March 29, 2009) was an American photographer. She was particularly noted for “street photography” around New York City, and has been called “the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time.” She realized from conversations with Cartier-Bresson that photography could be an art form in itself and did not always have to be…
Biography: photographer Eustachy Kossakowski

Biography: photographer Eustachy Kossakowski

Eustachy Kossakowski was born in 1925 into old Polish nobility. His grandfather Stanisław Kossakowski (1837-1905), was one of the founders of the Photographic Society in Warsaw and was the author of approximately sixty large albums of photographs showing life in the country manor in Lithuania at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century. The collection is…
Interview with Street photographer Umberto Verdoliva

Interview with Street photographer Umberto Verdoliva

Born in Castellamare di Stabia (province of Naples) in 1961 and living in Treviso since 2004, Umberto Verdoliva has been photographing since 2006. Today, he holds workshops and in-depth studies on street photography. Member since 2010 of the international collective “Street Photographers”, in 2013 he founded “Spontanea”, an Italian collective dedicated to street photography. He has approached photography after having…
Biography: City Life/Street photographer Arthur Leipzig

Biography: City Life/Street photographer Arthur Leipzig

Arthur Leipzig (born October 25, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American photographer who specializes in street photography and is known for his photographs of New York City. 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…