We learn from so many people and photographers from the past are just some of the artists we can learn so much from. Two Americans and one European.
It has been great to see that you enjoy these posts. We can learn so much from other photographers and not just current ones. Today we are looking at three of the best known photographers in the world. Two, I was aware of, and one that is new to me.
The videos I have found have their words as they discuss their work and why they took what they did. I hope you enjoy them.
This is a fascinating video where Robert Doisneau talks about his photos. He looks at several he took. He then discusses why he took them and the one he thought worked best. I’m sure the words are his, but not sure he is saying them.
This is a short video that looks at the steps that were involved in how Dorothea Lange achieved one of her most iconic images.
In the previous video, we saw how the image, the Migrant Mother was created, but I also found the following one. In this, it talks about the subjects, who they were and how they felt about that image. We often don’t think about the people who were in front of the lens in these iconic images.
This is a new photographer for me and I found this video really interesting. Makes me want to go and investigate a lot more about him. He was a bit like Dorothea Lange in that he took a lot of photos of The Great Depression, or the people experiencing it. Maybe not as well known, I don’t know, but a good one to look at.
The following video he talks about what he was doing, or what he thought he was doing.