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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    Thomas Knight
    Thomas Joshua Cooper
    Ansel Adams
    Edward Weston
    Carleton E. Watkins
    Peter Britt
    Geir and Kate Jordahl
    Wynn Bullock
    Duane Michaels

    The list can easily change. drop Duane, add Linda Conners, for example. The first two gents were also my teachers -- lots of influence!

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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    In no particular order...

    1. Richard Avedon
    2. Ansel Adams
    3. Yousuf Karsh
    4. Salvador Dali
    5. Alfred Stieglitz
    6. Josef Sudek
    7. Man Ray
    8. Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii
    9. Robert Capa
    10. Edward Steichen

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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    In no particular order:

    Minor White
    Aaron Siskind
    Edward Weston
    Fredrick H. Evans
    Paul Caponigro
    Carleton E. Watkins
    Laura Gilpin
    Paul Strand
    Wynn Bullock
    Brett Weston

    While not in my top 10, some of the early pictoralists such as H.P. Robinson, Clarence H. White, or P. H. Emerson follow directly on the heals of those listed.

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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    I think this is about the right order...

    Virgil King (great grand father)
    Kathryn King (mother)
    Tim Rudman
    Jonathan Bailey
    Emmet Gowin
    Josef Sudek
    Jock Sturges
    Keith Carter
    Carleton Watkins
    Edward Weston

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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    Like others have said above, I think my pictures are influenced as much by things outside of photography than they are by other photographers, but with that disclaimer, here are ten photographers who move me:

    Edward Weston
    Ansel Adams
    Walker Evans
    Paul Strand
    Minor White
    Wynn Bullock
    Brassai
    Manuel Alvarez Bravo
    Lewis Baltz
    Richard Misrach

    Hard to limit it to ten; ask me again tomorrow and probably five of those would be different.

    It might be interesting to do a companion thread of ten photographers that, try as you might, you just don't 'get' at all, or photographers whose work you really, really despise. On second thought, that might get a little nasty...

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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    Can only come up with seven, and three of them are cinematographers. In no particular order:

    Nestor Almendros
    Vittorio Storaro
    Sven Nykvist
    Jeff Wall
    Irving Penn
    August Sander
    Henri Cartier-Bresson

    Two photographers whose work is not well-known, but who made a distinct impression on me, are Aaron Rose and John Deakin. I have a book of Rose's work, but I have had very little success getting information on him. His pinhole photographs of New York are quite remarkable. He deserves to be rediscovered.
    Cheers!

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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    Ansel Adams (that's how I learned technique)
    Weston (for when I outgrew Adams)
    Duane Michaels (for when I outgrew Weston)
    James Fee (for underlining that I have no excuses)
    Dürer (he would have been a photographer if he was born later)
    Stanley Kubrick (a photographer early on but I'm really cheating and talking about his films)

    top of my head, no doubt forgetting important entries...

    --Darin

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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    Brett Weston
    Edward Weston
    Imogen Cunningham
    Wynn Bullock
    Berenice Abbott
    Sonya Noskowiak
    Aaron Siskind
    Paul Outerbridge, Jr.
    Margaret Bourke-White
    Richard Avedon

    I'm tempter to add Margreth Mather, but that would be based on only one print. However, it was one print in an exibition from Group f64 (at the CCP in Tucson) that stopped me cold, it was so perfect!

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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    Quote Originally Posted by Darin Boville View Post
    Stanley Kubrick (a photographer early on but I'm really cheating and talking about his films).
    That reminds me, I should add Orson Welles to my list – he’d be #12.

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    Re: Your 10 Most Influential Photographers

    August Sander
    Henri Cartier-Bresson
    Man Ray
    Salgado
    Elliot Erwitt
    Sugimoto
    Sara Moon
    Jerry Uelsmann
    Albert Watson
    Irving Penn

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