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Martin Parr
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Martin Parr

British, b. 1952 Martin Parr was born in Epsom, Surrey. As a boy, his interest in photography was encouraged by his grandfather George Parr, himself a keen amateur photographer. Parr studied photography at Manchester Polytechnic from 1970 to 1973. To support his career as a freelance photographer, he took on various teaching assignments between 1975 … Continue reading

Josef Koudelka
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Josef Koudelka

Czech/French, b. Czechoslovakia 1938 Josef Koudelka, born in Moravia, made his first photographs while a student in the 1950s. About the same time that he started his career as an aeronautical engineer in 1961 he also began photographing Gypsies in Czechoslovakia and theater in Prague. He turned full-time to photography in 1967. The following year, … Continue reading

Annie Leibovitz
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Annie Leibovitz

Photographer Annie Leibovitz was born October 2, 1949, in Waterbury, Connecticut. In 1970 she took a job at Rolling Stone magazine. In 1983 she began working for the entertainment magazine Vanity Fair. During the late 1980s, Leibovitz started to work on a number of high-profile advertising campaigns. From the 1990s to the present, she has … Continue reading

Chris Hondros
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Chris Hondros

Chris Hondros (b. March 14, 1970) was an American Pulitzer Prize-nominated phtotojournalist. Born in New York City to immigrant Greek and German parents, both survivors of World War II, he moved to North Carolina as a child. After studying English literature at North Carolina State and taking his Master’s degree at Ohio’s School of Visual … Continue reading

Elliot Erwitt
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Elliot Erwitt

Born in Paris in 1928 to Russian parents, Erwitt spent his childhood in Milan, then emigrated to the US, via France, with his family in 1939. As a teenager living in Hollywood, he developed an interest in photography and worked in a commercial darkroom before experimenting with photography at Los Angeles City College. In 1948 … Continue reading