Paul Strand - Famous American photographer, (1890-1976), whose work before circa 1920 is heralded as establishing photography as an art form--bringing expression to the medium as opposed to simply recording images. Later he made films and did a considerable amount of nature photography. The original family name was Stransky, which his father, a German immigrant, changed.
One of the best photographers of the 20thC. Ulman was born in 1882 to a wealthy New York German Jewish family. For most of her career she was known for her individual portraits. In the 1920s she began photographing the people and land of Appalachia and this work is reproduced in many collections. Ulman died in 1934.
Siskind was a Jewish American abstract expressionist photographer. In his biography he wrote that he began his foray into photography when he received a camera for a wedding gift and began taking pictures on his honeymoon. He quickly realized the artistic potential this offered. He worked in both New York City and Chicago.
Eisenstaedt was a Jewish German-American photographer and photojournalist. He is renowned for his candid photographs, frequently made using various models of a 35mm Leica rangefinder camera. He is best known for his photograph capturing the celebration of V-J Day.
Stieglitz was a Jewish American photographer and modern art promoter who was instrumental over his fifty-year career in making photography an accepted art form. In addition to his photography, Stieglitz is known for the New York art galleries that he ran in the early part of the 20th century, where he introduced many avant-garde European artists to the U.S.
Kertész was a Jewish Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay. In the early years of his career, his then-unorthodox camera angles and style prevented his work from gaining wider recognition. Kertész never felt that he had gained the worldwide recognition he deserved. Today he is considered one of the seminal figures of photojournalism.
Leibovitz is a Jewish American portrait photographer.
Weegee, pseudonym of Arthur Fellig, was a Jewish photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography.
Shahn was a Lithuanian-born Jewish American artist. He is best known for his works of social realism, his left-wing political views, and his series of lectures published as The Shape of Content.
Cindy Sherman is a Jewish American photographer and film director, best known for her conceptual portraits. Sherman currently lives and works in New York City. In 1995, she was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. She is represented by Sprüth Magers Berlin London in Europe and Metro Pictures gallery in New York.
French avant-garde photographer who was born Lucy Schwob, in 1894. She came from a famous French intellectual family. She and her lover (she was gay) were imprisoned for trying to incite a mutiny of the German troops on the isle of Jersey, where she resided.
Chim (pronounced shim, an abbreviation of the surname Szymin) was the pseudonym of David Seymour, a Polish photographer and photojournalist. Born Dawid Szymin in Warsaw to Polish Jewish parents, he became interested in photography while studying in Paris. He began working as a freelance journalist in 1933.