French photographer and photographic printer. Bonfils is best known for his photographs of the Mediterranean and Middle East, particularly his five-volume Souvenirs d’Orient: Egypte. Palestine. Syrie. Grèce (1878). Prior to opening a studio briefly in Alès in 1865, he was apprenticed to Abel Niépce de St Victor (180570). Having travelled to Lebanon in ...
Hungarian American, 20th century, male.
Born 22 Oct 1913, in Budapest; died 25 May 1954, in Thai Binh, Vietnam.
Photojournalist. War, historical events, portraits.
In 1931 Robert Capa left Budapest for Berlin, where he studied political science at the Deutsche Hochschule für Politik. He had intended to pursue a career in journalism, but found a position with the German photographic agency Dephot. With the rise of the Nazi government, Capa immigrated to Paris, where he formed lasting friendships with David Seymour (Chim) and Henri Cartier-Bresson, with whom he founded the photographic agency Magnum in ...
American, 20th–21st century, male.
Born 1973, in Hong Kong.
Video artist, multi-media artist, activist, and publisher. Artists’ books
Paul Chan spent his early childhood in Hong Kong but immigrated to Omaha, Nebraska, in his youth. He began his BFA in video and digital arts at the Art Institute of Chicago in ...
Israeli, 20th – 21st century, male.
A theorist and art and philosophy critic, he is also an editor and artist.
He takes part in group exhibitions, notably Implicit Connections in 1997 at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.
English photographer. He is noted for his studies of the Middle East and for establishing the largest photographic publishing firm in the 19th century. He was born into a Quaker family and spent five unrewarding years apprenticed to a cutler in Sheffield, suffering a nervous breakdown in ...
American, 19th–20th century, male.
Born 4 April 1843, in Keeseville, New York; died 30 June 1942, in New York City.
Photographer, painter. Landscapes.
William Henry Jackson began his career in 1858 as a retoucher in a photography studio in Troy, New York, and soon moved on to a studio in Rutland, Vermont. Jackson enlisted in the Union Army in ...