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photographer's portraits | by michael oreal
photographer's portraits | by michael oréal:
portraits of Robert Lebeck, René Burri, Boris Mikhailov, L. Fritz Gruber, Ed Ruscha, Benjamin Katz, Walter Schels,
Martin Parr, Rosalind Solomon, Arnold Crane
Robert Lebeck, 21 March 1929 – 14 June 2014, was an award-winning German photojournalist.
He started in 1952 as a freelancer selling to various newspapers and magazines in Heidelberg. Lebeck then went on to be employed by the magazines Illustrierte wie Revue and Kristall, and finally by the German weekly news magazine Stern. He worked for Stern for thirty years as a photojournalist, with a brief sabbatical during 1977 to 1978, as editor-in-chief of the monthly educational magazine Geo. Since 2001 Lebeck has resided in Berlin.
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René Burri, 9 April 1933 – 20 October 2014, was a Swiss photographer, known for his photos of major political, historical and cultural events and key figures of the second half of the 20th century. Burri worked for Magnum Photos and photographed political, military and artistic figures and scenes since 1946. He made portraits of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso as well as iconic pictures of São Paulo and Brasília.

Boris Andreyevich Mikhailov (Бори́с Андрі́йович Миха́йлов), born August 25, 1938, is a photographer who has been described as »one of the most important artists to have emerged from the former USSR«.

Leo Fritz Gruber, June 7, 1908 – March 30, 2005, was a German advertising expert, journalist, collector and curator. Together with Bruno Uhl he founded the Photokina.
He was associated with Man Ray, whom he met in Paris in 1956. As part of the »photokina-Bilderschau« in1960, Gruber devoted Man Ray a solo exhibition. Together with his wife Renate he created an extensive collection of originals and documentary material about the life and work of Man Ray.
From 1950 to 1980 Gruber organized the photokina-Bilderschauen, where he exhibited among others August Sander and Erich Salomon. He  initiated the establishment of the German Society for Photography.

Ed Ruscha (Edward Joseph Ruscha IV), December 16, 1937, is an American artist associated with the pop art movement. He has worked in the media of painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and film. Ruscha lives and works in Culver City, California.
By the early 1960s he was well known for his paintings, collages, and photographs, and for his association with the Ferus Gallery group, which also included artists Robert Irwin, John Altoon, John McCracken, Larry Bell, Ken Price, and Edward Kienholz.

Benjamin Katz, born June 14, 1939 in Antwerp, Belgium, is a German photographer.
He lives in Cologne and is active as a chronicler and essayist of the West German art scene, particularly in the Ruhr. Since 1976 he has worked as a freelance photographer. In performances and art-related events Benjamin Katz  portrays artists, benefactors and other interested parties of the cultural scene. Benjamin Katz taught 2006-2008 Photography at the Düsseldorf Art Academy.

Walter Schels, born in Landshut, Germany in 1936. He worked as a window decorator in Barcelona, Canada und Geneva. 1966 he went to New York to become a photographer.
1970 he returned to Germany and worked in advertising and for various magazines. Walter Schels became well-known for his portraits of artists, politicians, philosophers, celebrities – and animals as well.
(Website Walter Schels)

Martin Parr, born 23 May 1952, is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world.
Since 1994, Parr has been a member of Magnum Photos.

Rosalind Fox Solomon, born on 2 April 1930 in Highland Park, Illinois, is a American artist based in New York City. She is celebrated for her portraits and for her connection to human suffering, ritual, survival, and struggle. Her work has been shown in nearly 30 solo exhibitions and 100 group exhibitions, and is in the collections of over 50 museums worldwide.
(Website Rosalind Solomon)

Arnold Crane, 1932-2014, worked as a photographer and documented incidents such as major crime scenes, earthquakes, fires and political events and was published in various U.S. magazines. After receiving his Doctor of Juris prudence, he temporarily stopped working as a photographer, but started again in 1983, inspired by a friendship with the photographer Man Ray. His monograph »On the Other Side of the Camera«, offers a complete collection of all the artists' portraits Crane has created over the years.
(Website Camera Work AG)

photographer's portraits | by michael oreal

photographer's portraits | by michael oreal

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