As I sit around at home during this quiet time, I got to thinking about why people didn't smile in old photos. In the old days, cameras were slow and a single exposure would be several seconds long. If anyone moved, the photograph would be blurry, so as a result, everyone had to stay very still. This resulted in portraits having everyone in an unnaturally stiff pose, and it's why we think of people in [...]
Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) was one of the first photographers to really experiment with the artistic possibilities of the new medium.
Josef Koudelka, born in 1938 in Czechslovakia, is the master of street photography. Every corner of the frame is important in his work