Famous Photographers - Letter L  

Dorothea Lange
Nationality: American
Born: 1895 - Died: 1965
Lange, Dorothea was an American documentary photographer, who studied photography at Columbia University and worked as an assistant to Arnold Genthe before beginning a photographic trip around the world in 1918. When she ran out of funds in San Francisco, she remained, opened a photographic studio, and during the early 1930s began photographing homeless rural people flooding into the city from the Dust Bowl exodus. Her photographs brought her to the attention of Paul Taylor, (…)
Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange
Dorothea Lange
 
Jacques Henri Lartigue
Nationality: French
Born: 1894 - Died: 1986
Jacques Henri Lartigue is 69 years old in 1963 when he first presents a selection of his many photographs taken throughout his life in New York’s MoMa. That same year there is a photo spread of his work in the famous Life Magazine issue which commemorates the death of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, and which is publicized worldwide. To his great surprise, Lartigue becomes, overnight, one of the renowned photographers of the twentieth century. Jacques learns about photography (…)
 
Gustave Le Gray
Nationality: French
Born: 1820 - Died: 1884
Gustave Le Gray was born in 1820 in Villiers-le-Bel, Val-d'Oise. He was originally trained as a painter. He even exhibited at the salon in 1848 and 1853. He then crossed over to photography in the early years of its development. He made his first daguerreotypes by 1847. His early photographs included portraits; scenes of nature such as Fontainebleau Forest; and buildings such as châteaux of the Loire Valley. He taught photography to students such as Charles Nègre, Henri Le (…)
Gustave Le Gray
Gustave Le Gray
Gustave Le Gray
Gustave Le Gray
Gustave Le Gray
Gustave Le Gray
Gustave Le Gray
Gustave Le Gray
 
Russell Lee
Nationality: American
Born: 1903 - Died: 1986
From Wikipedia:
Russell Lee (July 21, 1903, Ottawa, Illinois – August 28, 1986, Austin, Texas) was an American photographer and photojournalist, best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). His technically excellent images documented the ethnography of various American classes and cultures.

Lee grew up in Ottawa, Illinois and went to the Culver (…)
Russell Lee
Russell Lee
Russell Lee
Russell Lee
Russell Lee
Russell Lee
Russell Lee
Russell Lee
 
Annie Leibovitz
Nationality: American
Born: 1949
Annie Leibovitz was born on October 2, 1949, in Waterbury, Connecticut. While studying painting at the San Francisco Art Institute, she took night classes in photography, and in 1970, she began doing work for Rolling Stone magazine. She became Rolling Stone’s chief photographer in 1973. By the time she left the magazine, 10 years later, she had shot 142 covers. In 1983, she joined the staff at Vanity Fair, and in 1998, she also began working for Vogue. In addition to her (…)
 
Saul Leiter
Nationality: American
Born: 1923 - Died: 2013
Saul Leiter is an American photographer and painter whose early work in the 1940s and 1950s was an important contribution to what came to be recognized as The New York School. Saul Leiter was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father was a well known Talmud scholar and Saul studied to become a Rabbi. His mother gave him a Detrola camera at age 12. At age 23, he left theology school and moved to New York City to become an artist. He had developed an early interest in (…)
 
Peter Lindbergh
Nationality: German
Born: 1944

From en.wikipedia.org
Peter Lindbergh, born Peter Brodbeck, is a German photographer and filmmaker, born on November 23, 1944 in Leszno, Poland (the city was German between 1939 and 1945 and called Reichsgau Wartheland). Peter Lindbergh spent his childhood in Duisburg. After a basic school education he worked as a window dresser for the Karstadt and Horten department (…)
 
Herbert List
Nationality: German
Born: 1903 - Died: 1975

From www.magnumphotos.com
Herbert List was a classically educated artist who combined a love of photography with a fascination for surrealism and classicism. Born into a prosperous Hamburg merchant family, List began an apprenticeship at a Heidelberg coffee dealer in 1921 while studying literature and art history at Heidelberg University.(…)
 
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