3 Famous Photographers along with examples of their work – one each from: war, portraiture, fashion.

War – Photographer Eddie Adams (12.6.1933 – 18.9.20004).

Eddie Adams was a Pulizer prizewinning American photographer who covered 13 wars.  Adams himself once said he would rather be known for a series of pictures on  refugees from Vietnam who sailed in a 30 foot boat to Thialand only to be towed back out to sea by Thai marines.

Although Adams wanted to be remembered for the above boat people series his best known photograph the ‘Siagon Execution’  showed general Nguyen Ngoc Loan executing a Vietcong prisioner Nguyen Van Lem on a Saigon street on 1.2.68.  This was the picture for which he won the Pulizer Prize.


Portrait photographer – Halsman in collaberation with Salvadore Dali 


Philippe Halsman (2.5.1906 – 25.6.1979) Was an American Photographer before the age of Photoshop.

He invented new ways of interacting with his subjects.  In a famous collaberation between Halman and Dali ‘In Voluptas Mors’ a surrealistic portrait of Dali beside a large skull (made up of 7 nude models) Halsman took 3 hours to arrange the nudes according to a sketch by Dali. 

.File:Dali women skull.jpg

Fashion Photographer – David Bailey (1938 -present)

David Bailey was a photographer for the fashion magazine Vogue his career started with them in 1962 when he was asked to do a shoot for it’s ‘young ideas’ series which he agreed to do if they used Jean Shrimpton as the model.  He has a long collaboration with Vogue.

In 2002 Mary Quant a famous fashion designer from the 1960’s said in a BBC documentary Fame,Fashion, and Photography:The Real Blow-up, “When I showed collections I know that I wanted the girls to move like Bailey’s photos to jump and be alive.

Link .http://www.vogue.com/voguepedia/David_Bailey

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