Today I thought we could look at three iconic women photographers, Annie Leibovitz, Diane Arbus and Vivian Maier. They are three women who most photographers recognise, yet they all have very different stories.
Iconic Women Photographers – Leibovitz Arbus Maier
It is easy to show only male photographers. There are so many of them, but I also want to show you women as well. I think these three are very iconic, each in different ways. They each have different stories.
Finding videos of them was not easy. I’ve watched so many on each of them, but I think I’ve found the best. I hope you think so as well.
Annie is perhaps known as one of the most famous celebrity photographers. She has definitely photographed many of them. However, she has also captured people in many ways that were different and some now are very iconic. She is responsible for changing the way we viewed and photographed some things.
I have found two videos about her. One is quite old and looks at her early work. It was done in 1993 just after her first book was published, I think. It gives you a good idea of her early work and how she got into doing what she does.
The second video is an interview she did. Here she talks about three of her images that are considered “iconic”. She shares with us the stories behind the images.
Diane Arbus is one of those photographers that I finding intriguing. Her reasons for photographing what she did was also interesting. She was, it would seem, a troubled woman, if that is the right way of saying it. She must have suffered from mental health issues as she committed suicide when she was 49. Unfortunately not a unique story.
She did leave behind an amazing legacy of work and one that we can still look at today.
This was one of the best videos I found on her.
A few years the world of photography was lit up by the news that a new photographer had been found. One that was unknown, but had been taking photos for years. Vivian Maier was a nanny, but she also took her camera with her everywhere. Maier never showed anyone her photos, but kept them in a storage unit. After she died they were purchased by John Maloof in an auction.
He had no idea what he had. This video looks at what all those negatives were and who she was.
That is all I have for you today. I hope you enjoy looking at these three iconic women.