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Photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, the first female war correspondent, first LIFE cover photographer, and so many other firsts.Photo by Phillipe Halsman

Ansel Adams (1902-1984) American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced. He developed 'previsualisation' and the 'Zone' system to ensure exposure at specific densities in B&W outdoor photography

Around the corner I met the 72 year old photographer Louis Mendes. Since the 1970s he has been photographing people in public places with his 1959 Graflex Speed Graphic. Photo: Thorsten Overgaard, Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 II.

Dorothea Lange "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."

Sebastião Salgado, a Brazilian social/documentary photographer and photojournalist. / Brésil chic ! Concours GLAMOUR

Edward Jean Steichen (1879–1973) was an American photographer & the most featured photographer in Alfred Stieglitz' groundbreaking magazine Camera Work (1903-17). Steichen's photos of gowns by couturier Paul Poiret in Art et Décoration (1911) were the 1st modern fashion photographs ever published. Serving in WW I & WW II, he contributed to military photography. He was a photographer for the Condé Nast magazines (1923-38). During these years Steichen was the highest paid photographer in the…

Artist and photographer Edward Steichen's self portrait with a studio camera, 1917. Through his gallery and his influential magazine, he promoted photography as an art form and challenged the norms of how art may be defined.

Paul Strand and his camera. Paul Strand (October 16, 1890 – March 31, 1976) was an American photographer and filmmaker who, along with fellow modernist photographers like Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston, helped establish photography as an art form in the 20th century. His diverse body of work, spanning six decades, covers numerous genres and subjects throughout the Americas, Europe, and Africa.

George Rodger’s travel kit of Nikon rangefinder cameras and lenses George Rodger (19 March 1908 – 24 July 1995) was a British photojournalist noted for his work in Africa and for taking the first photographs of the death camps at Bergen-Belsen at the end of the Second World War.

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Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt

Alfred Eisenstaedt (December 6, 1898– August 24, 1995) was a German-American photographer and photojournalist. He is renowned for his candid photographs, frequently made using various models of a 35mm Leica rangefinder camera.

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The moment the dragon is slain, Guignol puppet show, Parc de Montsouris, Paris, 1963. Photographer: Alfred Eisenstaedt.