Call for Entries - All About Photo Awards 2020

Dan Budnik

Country: United States | Born: 1933

Dan Budnik (b.1933, Long Island, NY) studied painting at the Art Students’ League of New York. After being drafted, he started photographing the New York school of Abstracts Expressionist and Pop Artists in the mid-fifties, making it a primary focus for several decades. He made major photo-essays on Willem de Kooning and David Smith, among many other artists. It was his teacher Charles Alston at the Art Students’ League of New York, the first African American to teach at the League, who inspired his interest in documentary photography and the budding Civil Rights Movement.

In 1957 he started working at Magnum Photos, New York, assisting several photographers, notably Cornell Capa, Burt Glinn, Eve Arnold, Ernst Haas, Eric Hartmann and Elliott Erwitt. In March 1958 Budnik travelled to live with the underground in Havana for 6 weeks during the Cuban revolution. Budnik continued to work with Magnum for half of his time, until joining as an associate member in 1963. In 1964 he left Magnum and continued specializing in essays for leading national and international magazines, focussing on civil and human rights, ecological issues and artists.

Since 1970 Budnik has worked with the Hopi and Navaho traditional people of northern Arizona, and received for this work a National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1973 and a Polaroid Foundation Grant in 1980. In 1998 he was the recipient of the Honor Roll Award of the American Society of Media Photographers. He lives and works in Tucson and Flagstaff, Arizona.

Source: danbudnik.com

Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik
Dan Budnik: Picturing Artists, 1950s-1960s
Author: Irving Sandler, James Enyeart, Dan Budnik, David Sylvester
Publisher: Knoedler & Company
Year: 2007 - Pages: 128
The young Jasper Johns stands atop a small ladder to smooth one of the gridlines on his silver "Numbers" painting of 1964. He is wearing an oddly coordinated padded silver jumpsuit, mindless of the camera that captures him mid-gesture. Photographed the same year, Roy Lichtenstein strides thoughtfully across his studio floor while his two young sons read from dozens of comic books spread out all over the rug. In 1967, Diane Arbus leans against a tabletop at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, nonchalant in a chic white minidress and matching thigh-high boots, while her camera hangs heavily around her neck. This deluxe collection of intimate, highly compelling color and black-and-white photographs includes portraits of many of the most important and pioneering artists of the postwar period in American art. The series, which includes studies of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lee Bontecou, Louise Bourgeois, John Chamberlain, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Guston, Ellsworth Kelly, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, Isamu Noguchi, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko and many others, was, in fact, initially inspired by the work of Cartier-Bresson, from whom Budnik learned to adopt an attitude of anonymity with respect to his subjects, working--as noted photo historian James Enyeart writes in his catalogue essay--"at the periphery of their attentiveness to his camera." Features outstanding essays by Enyeart and Irving Sandler, America's premier chronicler of postwar American art, as well as a reprint of a little-known essay by the influential British art critic and curator David Sylvester, which was originally published alongside Budnik's photographs in 1964.
 
Photo LA
Sponsored Link
 

More Great Photographers To Discover

Germaine Krull
Nationality: Germany
Born: 1897 - Died: 1985
Germaine Krull (29 November 1897 – 31 July 1985), was a photographer, political activist, and hotel owner. Her nationality has been categorized as German, Polish, French, and Dutch, but she spent years in Brazil, Republic of the Congo, Thailand, and India. Described as "an especially outspoken example" of a group of early 20th-century female photographers who "could lead lives free from convention", she is best known for photographically-illustrated books such as her 1928 (…)
Germaine Krull
Germaine Krull
Germaine Krull
Germaine Krull
Germaine Krull
Germaine Krull
Germaine Krull
Germaine Krull
 
Alfred Eisenstaedt
Nationality: Germany
Born: 1898 - Died: 1995

Alfred Eisenstaedt (December 6, 1898 – August 24, 1995) was a German-born American photographer and photojournalist. He is best known for his photograph of the V-J Day celebration and for his candid photographs, frequently made using a 35mm Leica camera. Eisenstaedt was born in Dirschau (Tczew) in West Prussia, Imperial Germany in 1898. His family moved to Berlin in 1906. Eisenstaedt was fascinated by photography from his youth and began taking pictures at age 14 when (…)
 
Marco Gualazzini
Nationality: Italy
Born: 1976
Born in Parma in 1976, Marco Gualazzini began his career as a photographer in 2004, with his home town's local daily, La Gazzetta di Parma.

His recent works include reportage on microfinance in India, on the freedom of expression in Myanmar, on the discrimination of Christians in Pakistan.

For the last few years he has been covering Africa extensively.
He devised and took part in the creation of a documentary for the Italian national TV network RAI on the (…)
Marco Gualazzini
Marco Gualazzini
Marco Gualazzini
Marco Gualazzini
Marco Gualazzini
Marco Gualazzini
Marco Gualazzini
Marco Gualazzini
 
Michael Philip Manheim
Nationality: United States
Born: 1940
Michael Philip Manheim, born in the U.S. in 1940, is widely recognized both for his documentary and for his innovative multiple exposure photographs. Both categories encompass images that promote feelings. Most celebrate human emotion as a primal link that unifies all of humankind.

Michael Philip Manheim's photography has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, in over 20 solo exhibitions and 30 group shows. His work has been featured (…)
Michael Philip Manheim
Michael Philip Manheim
Michael Philip Manheim
Michael Philip Manheim
Michael Philip Manheim
Michael Philip Manheim
Michael Philip Manheim
Michael Philip Manheim
 
Bill Gekas
Nationality: Australia
Australia-based photographer Bill Gekas has a real knack for portraiture, particularly the kind that results in an homage to many Old Masters of classic paintings, including artists like Vemeer and Rembrandt. Using his five-year-old daughter as the model, Gekas recreates many mid-18th century settings that are inspired by portraits of adults from famous paintings. He styles the environment and his daughter to fit the time period, and uses strobe lights to maintain the (…)
Bill Gekas
Bill Gekas
Bill Gekas
Bill Gekas
Bill Gekas
Bill Gekas
Bill Gekas
Bill Gekas
 
Keiichi Tahara
Nationality: Japan
Born: 1951 - Died: 2017

Tahara was born in Kyoto. He learned photographic techniques at an early age from his grandfather, a professional photographer.

In 1972, he travelled Europe with Red Buddha Theatre as a lighting and visual technician. While in France, he encountered a sharp, harsh and piercing light that he had never experienced in Japan. Since then, he remained in Paris for next 30 years and started his career as a photographer.

His first series of work "Ville ((…)
Keiichi Tahara
Keiichi Tahara
Keiichi Tahara
Keiichi Tahara
Keiichi Tahara
Keiichi Tahara
Keiichi Tahara
Keiichi Tahara
 
Kevin Lyle
Nationality: United States
Born: 1951
I am, for the most part, self taught. I first became interested in art around the age of 12. Art class became the most interesting part of school. After high school I attended the Cleveland Institute of Art for one semester before realizing that art school was not for me at that time. After moving to Chicago my first job turned into a career in computers and systems management and I did little or no art for many years. I've always had an inclination to collect. (…)
Kevin Lyle
Kevin Lyle
Kevin Lyle
Kevin Lyle
Kevin Lyle
Kevin Lyle
Kevin Lyle
Kevin Lyle
 
Julia Margaret Cameron
Nationality: United Kingdom
Born: 1815 - Died: 1879

Julia Margaret Cameron (née Pattle; 11 June 1815 – 26 January 1879) was a British photographer. She became known for her portraits of celebrities of the time, and for photographs with Arthurian and other legendary themes. Cameron's photographic career was short, spanning eleven years of her life (1864–1875). She took up photography at the relatively late age of 48, when she was given a camera as a present. Although her style was not widely appreciated in her own day, her (…)
Julia Margaret Cameron
Julia Margaret Cameron
Julia Margaret Cameron
Julia Margaret Cameron
Julia Margaret Cameron
Julia Margaret Cameron
Julia Margaret Cameron
Julia Margaret Cameron
 
Simon Roberts
Nationality: United Kingdom
Born: 1974

Simon Roberts is a British photographic artist based in Brighton, UK. Often employing expansive landscape photographs, his approach is one of creating wide-ranging surveys of our time, which communicate on important social, economic and political issues.

Roberts has been exhibited widely with We English touring to over thirty national and international venues. He’s had solo shows at the National Media Museum, Bradford, Museum of Contemporary Photography, (…)
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
Simon Roberts
 
Photo LA
Sponsored Link
Join our newsletter
Be up-to-date with call for entries, deadlines and other news about exhibitions, galleries, publications, & special events
 
Photo Contest - All About Photo Awards 2020
 
Discover the Latest Issue of AAP Magazine
All About Photo Magazine showcases the winners of AAP Magazine Competitions
 
 
 
David Bailey: SUMO
Sponsored Link
 
Explore All About Photo