Today in Photography
Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (18 November 1787 – 10 July 1851) was a French artist and physicist, recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography. He became known as one of the fathers of photography. Though he is most famous for his contributions to photography, he was also an accomplished painter and a developer of the diorama theatre.
Read more at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Daguerre
From the Library of Congress site, daguerreotype collection of portraits: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/search/?sp=1&co=dag&st=grid
Jennifer Finch (also Jennifer Precious Finch), born August 5, 1966, is an American photographer and musician, notable for her involvement in the all-female punk rock group L7.
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John Byrne Cooke (born 5 October 1940 in New York City, New York) is an American author, musician, and photographer. He is the son of Alistair Cooke, and the great-grandnephew of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Mario Testino (born 30-10-1954 in Lima) is a Peruvian fashion photographer who has been based in the United Kingdom since the 1970s. His work has been featured in magazines such as Vogue and Vanity Fair. His career highpoint came when he was chosen by Princess Diana for her Vanity Fair photoshoot in 1997. Testino has been regularly employed by the British royal family ever since.
Aaron Hicklin of The Observer described him as “the world’s most prolific magazine and fashion trade photographer”. His persistence in shooting Gisele Bündchen is widely credited with elevating her to supermodel status.
Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Testino