This photo shows me how much easier we all have it now, if someone were doing that now they would just use some electric tool and it would be done in a second. GIves me perspective. Paul Strand

Lewis Hine Power House Mechanic Working on Steam Pump, 1920 by Lewis Hine. I'm drawn to the black and white pictures - the obvious strength of the man and his "partner" the machinery.

I like photos that are taken without anyone knowing and just getting to see how people act normally and I think that this is a great example of that. Alfred Stieglitz

The Steerage, 1907 Alfred Stieglitz (American, Photogravure on vellum 12 x 10 in. x cm) Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1933

I like how the lights warm that background and how simple and calm it is. Nothing flashy. Alfred Stieglitz

An Icy Night Artist: Alfred Stieglitz (American, Hoboken, New Jersey New York) Date: printed Medium: Gelatin silver print from glass negative Dimensions: x cm.

Reminds us where we come from and not to take what we have for granted. Also like how it looks with the snow falling. Alfred Stieglitz

“Photographers must learn not to be ashamed to have their photographs look like photographs.” – Alfred Stieglitz - Alfred Stieglitz: Fifth Avenue (Photography)

This photo shows that what you see might now always be the truth. When looking at her she doesn't seem blind but the sign says she is. Which is true? Paul Strand

Blind, 1916 Paul Strand (American, Platinum print This seminal image of a street beggar was published in 1917 as a gravure in Stieglitz's magazine Camera Work and immediately became an icon of the new American photography.

Many of her photos are just portraits so I like this one because it is somewhat different and involves different things like music and love. Julia Margaret

respectlife-respectlife: “ Thank you apoetreflects: “ Photograph: Julia Margaret Cameron, The Whisper of the Muse (portrait of George Frederic Watts), 1865 ” ”

I feel that this photo has a lot of emotion in it. His hair and face give off a worn off and exhausted look and I feel that the photo was captured at the perfect time for it. Julia Margaret

March 1792 – Birth date of English mathematician, astronomer, chemist, and experimental photographer/inventor, Sir John Frederick William Herschel.