Pictures are a way of capturing the most beautiful and eccentric things that the world has to offer. A good photographer can even infuse emotions into still shots. Over the course of history, several photographers have managed to spark the interest of the masses with the help of a camera. These icons have inspired many amateur photographers to evolve into a purposeful photographer. So here are 5 legendary photographers who have left the entire world in awe with their extraordinary work.
The first photographer to capture battlefield death in action in the picture ‘The Fallen Soldier’, Capa is accredited with elevating war photography to a new level. What is even more impressive is that Robert made his seminal photograph of the Spanish Civil War without even looking through his viewfinder. The Hungarian photographer’s images embody his famous saying “if your pictures aren’t good enough, then you aren’t close enough.” Therefore he is considered as one of the legendary photographers.
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The Indian photographer is known for his distinct style, versatility and mastery over photographic art and technique. Rajan Babu’s photography attracts the viewer into the emotional content of a photograph by creating a lasting impression of ecstasy. He is remembered for his magnificent shots of tribal people in black and white and thus he is considered as another legendary photographer.
Padma Vibhushan winner, Homai Vyarawalla is one of the first Indian women photojournalists who joined a mainstream publication called, ‘The Illustrated Weekly’ of India. She started her career back in the 1930s and is known for documenting India’s transition from a British colony to an independent nation. Some of her iconic images are from independent India which includes: funeral of Mahatma Gandhi and former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
A pioneer in capturing color street photography, Raghubir Singh is also known for his documentary-style and landscape photos and because of this, he is included in our list of legendary photographers. He is one of the first photographers to reinvent the use of color at that time when color photography was not being acknowledged on a vast scale. Raghubir’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute Of Chicago, the Museum of Art and many more.
Last but not the least, the American photographer is famous for his black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park. After leaving his career as a Pianist, Adams set out to create his first portfolio named “Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras” which includes his exceptionally famous and acclaimed picture- ‘Monolith, the Face of the Half Dome’, captured on April 10, 1927. Adams is also known for defining the technique of ‘successful visualization’ and hosting the first-ever photography pageant in 1940.
Written by: Pooja Singh
A 2nd year Political Science undergraduate student Pooja Singh is a firm believer in the power of words. She is still coming to terms with her life as a homosapein and is curious to know about all the things this world has to do offer. A passionate fan of mysteries, Pooja loves poetry and all things creative and can often be found with her earphones on.