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The Best Artistic Photographers Of The Last Century
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The Best Artistic Photographers Of The Last Century

Picture of Ellie Griffiths
Updated: 12 December 2015
‘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.
Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Harold Edgerton
Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Harold Edgerton


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



Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley © Ruud van Empel
Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley © Ruud van Empel


Ruud van Empel, ‘Theatre #9’, 2013



Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Toshiko Okanoue
Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Toshiko Okanoue


Toshiko Okanoue, ‘Visit in Night’, 1950



Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Ren Hang
Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Ren Hang


Ren Hang, ‘Untitled’, 2015

Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Koo Bohnchang
Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Koo Bohnchang


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



Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Keiichi Tahara
Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Keiichi Tahara


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



Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Paolo Ventura
Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Paolo Ventura


Paolo Ventura, ‘Sogno Invernale #2’, 2015



Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Ishiuchi Miyako
Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Ishiuchi Miyako


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

Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Aki Lumi
Courtesy of Beetles + Huxley/Osborne Samuel © Aki Lumi


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