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Paul STRAND

Paul Strand (1890 - 1976) was an American filmmaker and photographer. Strand discovered photography at New York’s Ethical Culture School. There, Lewis Hine taught Strand photography and inspired him to be a socio-politically aware artist. Strand would help define American modernist photography...

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John GUTMANN

John Gutmann (1905-1998) was born to prosperous German-Jewish parents, in Breslau, Germany (since 1945, Wrocław, Poland). At age twenty-two, he graduated from the regional Academy of Arts and Crafts, where he studied with leading Expressionist painter Otto Müller...

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Aaron SISKIND

Aaron Siskind (1903-1991) was the fifth of six children born to a Russian-Jewish immigrant family in New York’s Lower East Side. Siskind worked as an English teacher before being given a camera as a wedding present and starting his photography career thereafter...

Photo by Max YAVNO "Aaron Siskind Photographing at the Old Yuma Jail, 1947"

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Henri CARTIER-BRESSON

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 2004) was a French humanist photographer considered a master of candid photography, arguably the most significant photographer of the twentieth-century, and one of the founding members of Magnum Photos...