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Sep 05, 2014 14:45 as a reply to  @ post 17137690 |  #16

L.B. "Jeff" Jefferies - sports and fashion photographer who preferred the Exacta VX, broke the Lars Thorwald murder case in 1954

Thomas Hemmings - avantgarde 1960's fashion and art photographer

Echo DiSavoy - photojournalist, Llanview Banner

Laura Mars - controversial 1970's fashion photographer criticized for images that objectified women

Lucy Berliner - European art photographer of the 1990's whose work often appeared in Frame Magazine

Anna Cameron - art photographer active in England around 2004

Peter Parker - part-time photojournalist for the Daily Bugle.

Vicki Vale - photojournalist for the Gotham Gazette

Alexandra "Alex" DeWitt - photojournalist in Los Angeles, murdered in 1994




  
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Sep 05, 2014 14:53 |  #17

maverick75 wrote in post #17137690 (external link)
Household as in a photographers household? because the general population has no clue who most of these are(save for maybe Terry and Annie).

I've been doing this as a hobby for almost 40 years, and I'd never heard of Peter Lik until I saw his name on this web site. I've never seen his name on any other site I frequent, either.

DC's list is probably closest to fact. More people have heard of Peter Parker than 99.9% of the photographers we could name.




  
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Sep 06, 2014 03:51 |  #18

moose10101 wrote in post #17137716 (external link)
I've been doing this as a hobby for almost 40 years, and I'd never heard of Peter Lik until I saw his name on this web site. I've never seen his name on any other site I frequent, either.

DC's list is probably closest to fact. More people have heard of Peter Parker than 99.9% of the photographers we could name.

Mmm... this could be a problem. But then I'm not talking about the general population - just the enthusiasts. I always thought that Peter Lik is like a Ken Rockwell... love him, hate him but you know his there. This is tricky but let's see what happens.

(note: I think Ken Rockwell should be good for the list :twisted:)




  
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Sep 06, 2014 03:55 |  #19

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Peter Parker - part-time photojournalist for the Daily Bugle.

Vicki Vale - photojournalist for the Gotham Gazette

Alexandra "Alex" DeWitt - photojournalist in Los Angeles, murdered in 1994

These names won't quite cut it for what I'm planning. I need real photographers. But thanks anyway :)




  
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Sep 06, 2014 06:21 as a reply to  @ Snaphaan's post |  #20

Fictional photograpers also are frequently mentioned.

Jefferies was James Stewart's wheelchair-bound character in "Rear Window," one of Alfred Hitchcock's best features.

Hemmings was in "Blow-Up," the Michelangelo Antonioni feature that glamorized fashion photography and inspired a generation of photographers to pick up cameras.

Mars was Faye Dunaway's character in "Eyes of Laura Mars," which had scenes at fashion shoots that were prescient of what would follow in actual magazines a generation later.

Berliner was Ally Sheedy's character in "High Art," a 1998 film that blended ideas from "Blow-Up" and "Laura Mars."

Vale comes from the Batman universe.

DeWitt featured in a notoriously violent Green Lantern story from 1994.

Cameron was a street photographer, Julia Roberts' character in 2004's "Closer."

As with Parker, "more people have heard of [these fictional photographers] than 99.9% of the photographers we could name."

If a currently successful sports photographer such as Walter Iooss or a photojournalistic legend such as Eddie Adams doesn't immediately come to mind, maybe it's time to pursue some online research (external link).




  
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Sep 06, 2014 06:46 |  #21

Snaphaan wrote in post #17138579 (external link)
Mmm... this could be a problem. But then I'm not talking about the general population - just the enthusiasts.

Maybe you should have defined "household name" more precisely when you started the thread.




  
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Sep 06, 2014 07:27 |  #22

ansel adams
glen e friedman
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bob osborn


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Sep 06, 2014 07:30 as a reply to  @ moose10101's post |  #23

Because of this:

maverick75 wrote in post #17137690 (external link)
Household as in a photographers household? because the general population has no clue who most of these are(save for maybe Terry and Annie).


This is the most correct (IMO) list:

airfrogusmc wrote in post #17136877 (external link)
Vivian Maier
Ansel Adams
Robert Frank
Henri Cartier-Bresson
Dorothea Lange
Edward Weston
Annie Liebovitz
Bruce Davidson
Sally Mann
Joel Meyerowitz

Only other one I would have thought of would be Weegee

And, depending upon the age of the person, many LIFE magazine photographers were 'household names' in the 50's, 60's, and even into the 70's.


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Sep 06, 2014 10:00 |  #24

General population is more likely to have heard of Robert Mapplethorpe than a lot of the names mentioned here.




  
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Sep 06, 2014 10:26 |  #25

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Not the best, not the pro-choices, not your personal favorites but just the one's who end up as household names for whatever reason.

I don't know if there even are 10 photographers who are household names. I mean, if you mentioned Peter Lik or Scott Kelby to "regular people" who have no little/no interest in photography (like 95% of the world's population), they would say, "Who?"

Ansel Adams may be the only true "household name" photographer there is.


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Sep 06, 2014 17:52 |  #26

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Ansel Adams may be the only true "household name" photographer there is.

yep, only the first gets noted. Just like people only know the 1st Survivor and the 1st American Idol.




  
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Sep 06, 2014 18:07 |  #27

Back when I got started in photography in the early to mid 1960s, there were several photographers on staff with Life Magazine who were extremely well known to enthusiasts. The one who comes to mind most readily is Alfred Eisenstaedt.


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Sep 07, 2014 09:54 as a reply to  @ post 17137690 |  #28

- Garry Winogrand
- Joel Meyerowitz
- Henri Cartier-Bresson (HCB)
- Alex Webb
- Bruce Gilden
- Vivian Maier
- Elliott Erwitt
- Martin Parr
- Daido Moriyama
- Lee Friedlander


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Sep 07, 2014 11:39 |  #29

Off the top of my head Ansel Adams, of course. Annie Liebo..... (sp?) and Dave Hill. I like Dave Hill's photography.

But also, being a lifelong surfer: Aaron Chang, Flame, Brewer, Tostee, and a few others. Surf photography is amazing.

Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong. They took some pics that none of us will ever take.


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Sep 10, 2014 13:04 |  #30

As mentioned, it all depends on the genre of photography one is interested/involved in. I have heard of Bambi Cantrell and Dixie Dixon (Rangefinder magazine ads and articles), but most of the others I have not heard of - but again I am a landscape dude. Art Wolfe, Mark Muench are two that weren't mentioned. Galen Rowell is a HUGE influence on a lot of "new age" landscape photographers. He is what Ansel was in his hey day, but Galen had more technology.


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