Photography Timeline

Timeline created by GeorginaImani0213
  • Mathew Brady

    Mathew Brady
    Mathew B. Brady was one of the earliest photographers in American History. He was known mostly for his photographs of the Civil War. Captured thousands of war scenes. He also began taking portraits of generals and politicians on both sides of the conflict during that time. Though, after the war his pictures were starting to go out of style, the government did not buy the pictures as he expected so as a result Brady died in debt.
  • Joseph Neipce

    Joseph Neipce
    Joseph Nicéphore Niépce was born in Chalon-sur-Saône, France. He commonly known simply as Nicéphore Niépce, a French inventor. He was the inventor of photography and a pioneer in that field. In 1826, Niépce used his heliography process to take the first photograph.
  • Louis Daguerre

    Louis Daguerre
    Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre was a French artist and photographer, known for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. He became known as one of the fathers of photography. ¨L'Atelier de l'artiste¨ photo is the still life of plaster casts on a window ledge above, taken by Daguerre in 1837, is purportedly the first surviving image taken using his process.
  • Eadward Muybridge

    Eadward Muybridge
    Muybridge was an English-American photographer. He was most important for his pioneering work photographic studies of motion, and early work in motion-picture projection. Muybridge invented the zoopraxiscope in 1879, a machine that allowed him to project up to two hundred single images on a screen. In 1880 he gave his first presentation of projected moving pictures on a screen to a group at the California School of Fine Arts, thus becoming the father of motion pictures.
  • Edward Weston

    Edward Weston
    Weston was a 20th century American photographer. He has been called the “most innovative and influential photographers.” He was also known as “ one of the masters of 20th century photographer.” Weston photographed a good amount of subjects, including landscapes, nudes, portraits, and genre scenes.
  • Ansel Adams

    Ansel Adams
    Ansel Easton Adams was a landscape photographer, environmentalist (life long advocate), and was mainly known for his black-and-white photos of the American West.He helped found Group f/64, an association of photographers advocating "pure" photography which had a sharp focus and had full tonal range of a photograph. Many of his most famous images, from Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, California (1944) to Autumn Moon and etc.
  • Maragaret Bourke-White

    Maragaret Bourke-White
    Maragaret Bourke-White was an American photographer and documentary photographer. She was best known as the first foreign photographer able to take pictures of the Soviet Industry under the Soviets five year-plan. She was also a female war journalist. She was mostly known as ¨Maggie the Indestructible.¨
  • Lewis Hine

    Lewis Hine
    Hine was a American sociologist and photographer. Hine used his camera as a tool for social reform. His photographs were very influential in changing child labor laws in the United States. Lewis Hine photographed thousands of immigrants who arrived each day.
  • Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Henri Cartier-Bresson was a French humanist photographer. He was considered the master of candid photographer and an early user of 35 mm film. He was born in Chanteloupe-en-Brie, France. Studied painting in the 1920s. He soon pioneered the genre of street photography. One of is most successful photos was the ¨Place de l'Europe.¨ It was a snapshot of a man hopping over a flooded area in Paris captures the moment just before the man's heel hits the water.
  • Dorothea Lange

    Dorothea Lange
    Dorothea Lange was an American documentary photographer, and photojournalist. She was best known for her work during the Depression-era for the Farm Security Administration. Lange's photographs influenced the development of documentary photography and humanized the consequences of the Great Depression. One or her most known/famous photos is the ¨Migrant Mother.¨
  • Arnold Newman

    Arnold Newman
    He was an American photographer. He was mostly known for his “environmental portraits” of artists and politicians. He was also known for his abstract still life photographs. Aimed to capture the essence of an individual's life and work. Newman began his career in photography in 1938
  • Yousef Karsh

    Yousef Karsh
    Karsh was an Armenian-Canadian photographer known for his portraits of well-known individuals. By the 1930s he established himself as a significant photographer in Ottawa, where he lived most of his adult life, though he traveled a lot for work. His iconic 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill was a breakthrough point in his 60-year career,
  • Annie Leibovitz

    Annie Leibovitz
    Anna Lou “Annie” Leibovitz is an American portrait photographer. She is mainly known for taking portrait photos of celebrities and often subjects in intimate settings and poses. She became the first woman to hold an exhibition at Washington’s National Portrait Gallery in 1991. Also, she photographed John Lennon the same day he was murdered. That was her most famous photo.
  • Diane Arbus

    Diane Arbus
    Arbus was an American photographer. She mostly known for working with members of the LGBTQ community, strippers, carnival performers, nudists, children, mothers, couples, and etc. She photographed her subjects in familiar settings: their homes, on the street, in the workplace, in the park celebrating imagery that seem to reflect our deepest fears and most private wish. In the late 1950s, she began to focus on her own photography.
  • Richard Avedon

    Richard Avedon
    Avedon was an American fashion and portrait photographer. His photographs helped defined Americas “image of style.” He worked first as a photographer for the Merchant Marines, taking identification photos.
  • Jerry Uelsmann

    Jerry Uelsmann
    Uelsmann was an American photographer. He was an very important individual of photography in the 20th century in America. He did work with darkroom effects that foreshadowed the use of Adobe Photoshop to make surrealistic images in the late 20th century. He began teaching photography at the University of Florida in Gainesville in 1960. That was his first job offer.