The Best Artistic Photographers Of The Last Century

Ellie Griffiths

‘There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are,’ Ernst Haas once said. The magic behind photography involves altering a moment in reality by freezing it forever. With many photographers capturing the past century in the palm of their hands, we uncover some of the best artistic photographers who have truly embraced the glory of their art.

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Harold Edgerton, ‘Bullet Through Jack of Hearts’, 1960

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Ruud van Empel, ‘Theatre #9’, 2013

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Toshiko Okanoue, ‘Visit in Night’, 1950

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Ren Hang, ‘Untitled’, 2015

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Koo Bohnchang, ‘White Vessels (Jm 09)’, 2006

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Keiichi Tahara, ‘In Between’ #13 (set of 18), 2014

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Paolo Ventura, ‘Sogno Invernale #2’, 2015

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Ishiuchi Miyako, ‘Club & Courts #18’, 1988-90

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Aki Lumi, ‘Garden No. 2’, 2005

The Photographers 2015 Exhibition portrays the most important and iconic photographs from the history of the medium. The exhibition will run from 25 November – 24 December 2015, at both Osborne Samuel and Beetles + Huxley.
Osborne Samuel, 23A Bruton Street, London, UK, +44 207 493 7939 Beetles + Huxley, 3-5 Swallow Street, London, UK, +44 207 434 4319

By Ellie Griffiths

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