Ben Moraski | William Eggleston
Arabella Webster | Joni Sternbach
Sternbach’s goal was to portray the relationship life has with the elements. She shows her audience the beautiful parts of the west and the depth of simplicity and emptiness. Sternbach‘s pieces are wonderfully centered, and she finds contrast between the blank sky and detailed objects in her best works.
Casey Castaldo | Steve McCurry
Steve McCurry is an American photographer who travels to many third-world countries to do his work. His images tend to put a lot of emphasis on the eyes, bring out the colors and vibrance in them. He also photographs animals, too. McCurry used to shoot with Kodak film until switching to digital photography in 2005 for convenience.
Akhila Nataraj | Henri Cartier-Bresson
Cartier Bresson’s legacy on the world of photography is most notably defined by his ability to capture a “decisive moment”. After being held as a prisoner during World War II, Bresson spent over a decade traveling the world and capturing a plethora of moments in history, from India post independence to the Soviet Union following Stalin’s death. Bresson’s inspiration stemmed from his desire to depict a ‘convincing reality’, capturing moments he believed truly defined human existence that otherwise would not be given a second glance. To quote Bresson himself, “The photograph itself doesn’t interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.”
Jacob Limon | Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams was a landscape photographer. He used photography as a way to promote environmentalism. He is best known for documenting most of the national parks in the American west by taking black and white pictures. Delete comment: Ansel Adams was a landscape photographer. He used photography as a way to promote environmentalism. He is best known for documenting most of the national parks in the American west by taking black and white pictures.
Harrigan Rambo | Camilo José Vergara
Vergara documents decaying American environments. His photography captures the changes that occur in American cities by using rephotography, a method similar to then and now. His many projects include cities where urban decaying is a common trend with the intent to highlight the more poor areas of America. Vergara travels to cities such as Detriot, Chicago, Newark, and Los Angeles to capture urban decay.
Ella Degner | Aaron Siskind
Aaron Siskind was a documentary photographer who wanted to improve social conditions through his work. His biggest project, “The Harlem Document,” demonstrated the culture and conditions of the New York neighborhood. After his phase in documentary photography, he focused on capturing graphic patterns and textures. His abstract photographs inspired the American avant-garde art movement. These photographs were taken typically in close range and from a straight-on angle.