Photography is the technique of recording and generating permanent images, by the capturing and preservation of physical stimulus-patterns on a layer of photosensitive material. Photography is obviously an excellent art. And a picture can speak a thousand words. There are thousands of photographers in the world but all are not famous & awarded. Here is a collection of some famous award winner photographers & their photography. So let’s check this out…
Ansel Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was a masterful photographer and a lifelong conservationist (a person who works to preserve and protect the environment) who encouraged understanding of, and respect for, the natural environment. Although he spent a large part of his career in commercial photography, he is best known for his photographs of landscapes. He received a number of awards during his lifetime and posthumously and there has been a few awards named for him.
Adams received a Doctor of Arts from both Harvard and Yale universities. He was awarded the Conservation Service Award by the Department of Interior in 1968, a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980, and the Sierra Club John Muir Award in 1963, and was inducted into the California Hall of Fame by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady Maria Shriver in 2007.
The Minarets Wilderness in the Inyo National Forest and an 11,760-foot (3,580 m) peak therein were renamed the Ansel Adams Wilderness and Mount Ansel Adams respectively in 1985.
The Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography was established in 1971, and the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation was established in 1980 by The Wilderness Society.
Pete Turner was born in Albany, New York. An early interest in chemistry led him to a lifetime fascination for photography and a great affinity to color. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Turner’s passion for photography has brought him innumerable awards from various design groups and photography associations including “The Outstanding Achievement in Photography” award from the ASMP. He is perhaps best known as one of the first masters of color photography. PDN voted him as one of the 20 most influential photographers of all time and in 1981 the A.S.M.P. awarded him the prestigious Outstanding Achievement in Photography honor.
Jay Maisel is recognized as one of the top natural-light color photographers in the world. Shooting commercially since the mid 1950′s, he has always been considered a purist, not doing any image manipulation and only having dye transfer prints done of his images.
His awards include the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Society of Media Photographers, and the Infinity Award of the International Center of Photography.
James Balog is an American photographer whose work revolves around the relationship between humans and nature. A former mountain guide with a graduate degree in geomorphology, Balog has been a professional photographer for more than 25 years. Balog’s interest in nature originated in his early childhood. His fascination with wild places has affected everything he has done, including sports, exploration, the study of geology and his eventual career as an image creator.
James Balog has won a $100,000 Heinz Award for his Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) project, which documents the effects of global climate change on glaciers around the world.
Eric Meola is a highly regarded American photographer who is probably best known for his vibrant color photographs. Eric Meola (born 1946 in Syracuse, New York) is an American photographer. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1968 and is self-taught in the art of photography. In 1971, Meola opened a studio and began working for popular magazines such as Life, Esquire, and Time, shooting editorial photos. His work has since appeared in museum collections including the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, and in Munich’s Museum of Modern Art.
Meola received a Clio Award for his Timberland campaign and won Photographer of the Year from the American Society of Media Photographers. He has published several books; Last Places on Earth, published in 2004, and Born to Run: The Unseen Photos, published in 2006.
Harry De Zitter
A native Belgian educated in South Africa, Harry De Zitter started his first studio in Cape Town in 1971 and now resides and works from Naples, Florida on the Gulf of Mexico. His career has taken him to every corner of the globe and garnered many awards worldwide. In addition to being a named Adweek American Advertising photographer of the year in 1986 and being awarded Graphics Best of Show for landscapes in 1995 he has also contributed photographs to many internationally recognized companies, garnering such awards as the Kelly Award, One Show, and New York Art Directors Club Gold Awards since 1983. He has also been chosen as one of the top 200 Advertising Photographers in the world in 2006 and 2007. Harry is presently balancing advertising assignments and editorial work with personal projects.
Lu Guang is an award-winning Chinese photographer. He was born in 1961 in Zhejiang Province and was taking pictures before his 20th birthday, when he worked in a factory. He studied at the fine arts academy at Tsinghua University in Beijing from 1993 to 1995 and has concentrated on social and economic issues in his work since then.
In 2003, Lu Guang was awarded the first prize for a story about contemporary issues from World Press Photo for his photographs of Henan Province peasants who had been infected with HIV after selling their blood. In 2008, he was awarded Gruner + Jahr’s Henri Nannen Prize for photojournalism. In 2009, he received the $30,000 W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography for his project “Pollution in China”.
Berenice Abbott (1898-1991) an American photographer was born in Springfield Ohio in 1898 and died in retirement in Monson, Maine in 1991. Except for a formative and influential decade in Paris in the 1920s, she spent most of her productive life in photography in New York City. Her five decades of accomplishments behind the camera range from portraiture and modernist experimentation to documentation and scientific interpretation.
Abbott was part of the straight photography movement, which stressed the importance of photographs being unmanipulated in both subject matter and developing processes. She also disliked the work of pictorialists such as Alfred Stieglitz, who had gained much popularity during a substantial span of her own career, and therefore left her work without support from this particular school of photographers.
Throughout her career, Abbott’s photography was very much a display of the rise in development in technology and society. Her works documented and praised the New York landscape. This was all guided by her belief that a modern day invention such as the camera deserved to document the 20th century.
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