General Photography Sites
- Beaucoup photography links. A good starting place.
- Easily one of the best photo sites on the web, with something for everyone from hobbyists to experienced professionals making a living at the trade. The forums are lively and filled with genuinely useful information, particularly for those of us still working in traditional silver. There’s an incredibly extensive gallery of work by photo.net members, so of which is exquisite. And so of which, naturally, is not. You can set up an online portfolio and, if you’re so inclined, invite total strangers to review your work. My portfolio is at: Steve Patterson
- Company site for the one of the world’s oldest and most famous camera manufacturer. It’s not just a camera…it’s an obsession. Just look at the resale value of their 60-year-old rangefinders.
- A forum for submitting photographs and having them critiqued, including listings of viewers favorite photographs.
- For the gearheads, this site invites viewers to weigh in with the opinions on photographic equipment. It’s kind of like hanging out at a party and listening to the shooters talk up or down their latest acquisitions.
- Long-running photographic magazine. They want you to subscribe, naturally, but there’s there good information and some beautiful images here.
- Dedicated to the collection of fine-art black and white images, mostly in silver. There’s some very fine work here. Serious art photographers can find a wealth of ideas and fill the image bank of the mind’s eye, which is what learning photography is all about.
- Online version of print magazine for professional shooters, with a great deal of material to offer. Regular news updates, some fine galleries, especially those of “legends” and “masters.” A good, moderated photo discussion board and a bulletin board for photographers going on assignment.
- Old school magazine with a wealth of info for pros and gearheads.
- Europe’s premier photography magazine: portfolios and exhibitions.
- The poet of the instant, master of the fleeting composition. Much has been made of how he achieved his remarkable tableau, but the answer is as straightforward as his technique: Bresson had an intuitive grasp of human nature and was quick as a cat. An exhibition of his portraits can be seen at Tete a Tete.
- Frank has done much more than the photo book “The Americans,” but it’s the work he’s known best for and what you’ll find at this site devoted to these sly, zenlike photographs of the margins and understitching of 1950s America. It’s no accident Jack Kerouac wrote to the introduction to this book.
- Memories. Fragments of experience. An instant of unforgettable insight, rich with association and mystery. Black and white pushed to its edge, gray tones becoming ghostly. Gibson reaches into the murk of our unconscious and brings wet gems to the surface.
- A great many superb photographers do not have sites devoted solely to their work, but You can find information and photographs on a great many superb photographers here. A useful introduction to the art.
- One of the great lives of the 20th Century, Miller modeled for Vogue, was Man Ray’s photographic assistant and lover, married the curator who brought Picasso’s work to England, and, as a photojournalist, covered the Allied campaign in Europe during World War II, including savage pictures of the Dachau concentration camp. Her richly realized photographs reflect the many art movements intimately entwined with her life.
- A sculptor and painter as well as photographer, Ray was one of the original surrealists and among the most successful, never lapsing into the self-parody of some of his contemporaries. His photograms, objects places directly on the printing paper and exposed to light, were dubbed “Rayograms” and caught the spirit of Dadaist posters. Stunning silvers and grays distinguish his prints, as does a hallucinatory sensibility and an erotic appetite.
- Besides being one of the greatest masters of composition, tone, and clarity, Weston fought for photography’s recognition as its own, unique medium and not as a poor relative to painting and drawing. That such a notion today seems quaint indicates Weston’s accomplishment. Peppers as sensuous as nudes, nudes as timeless as stone, and stone that encompasses the universe. In short, genius. The Weston site also features the work of Edward’s very talented sons and grandsons.
Photographers & Galleries on the Web
- This art gallery in Dallas, Texas, not only represents a wonderful roster of artists, but offers books, information for art consultants and collectors, a photography magazine called SHOTS, information on how the gallery reviews photographers’ work, and an excellent section on how art dealers look at the photography market. Good art if you like photographs and great tips if you make them.
- Lovely, mysterious imagery from a California photographer. Like family photos from a family you never had. Plus links to a Polaroid and toy camera page.
- Terrific art gallery in Houston with an nice online display. According to their mission statement, they seek to deepen the understanding and appreciation of the photographic arts through exhibitions, publications, and educational programming. The Center supports emerging and mid-career artists and their audiences. A great deal of nice work here.
- A talented Italian photographer and graphic designer. In addition to his portfolio, which has some especially fine portrait work, his site features an exceptional set of links. Recommended.