32 Amazing Photographs of Paris in the 1950s by Photographer Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau (French: 14 April 1912 – 1 April 1994) was a French photographer. In the 1930s, he made photographs on the streets of Paris. He was a champion of humanist photography and with Henri Cartier-Bresson a pioneer of photojournalism. Doisneau is renowned for his 1950 image Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (The KissContinue reading “32 Amazing Photographs of Paris in the 1950s by Photographer Robert Doisneau”

Pioneering Female Photographers: Amazing Portraits of Victorian Women Behind Their Cameras

The participation of women in photography goes back to the very origins of the process. Several of the earliest women photographers, most of whom were from Britain or France, were married to male pioneers or had close relationships with their families. It was above all in northern Europe that women first entered the business ofContinue reading “Pioneering Female Photographers: Amazing Portraits of Victorian Women Behind Their Cameras”

30 Wonderful Vintage Photos That Show Beautiful Beach Fashions of the Early 1950s

Known internationally as a photographer of social justice issues, Gordon Parks was also a celebrated fashion photographer for magazine such as LIFE, Vogue and Glamour. In 1940, at the age of 28, Gordon Parks walked into Frank Murphy’s fashion department store in St. Paul, Minnesota. A self-taught photographer with no formal experience in fashion work,Continue reading “30 Wonderful Vintage Photos That Show Beautiful Beach Fashions of the Early 1950s”

50 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Paris During the 1950s

Born 1920 in the Amsterdam working-class district called ‘de Jordaan’, Dutch photographer Kees Scherer began working as a freelance photographer and reached the pinnacle of photojournalism with high-profile reports about the flood disaster in the province of Zeeland (1953) and the Hungarian uprising (1956), shortly after WWII. Scherer initiated World Press Photo in 1955 withContinue reading “50 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Paris During the 1950s”

28 Beautiful Photos of Famous Beauties Taken by Adolph de Meyer in the Early 20th Century

Born 1868 in Paris and educated in Dresden, French-German photographer Adolph de Meyer joined the Royal Photographic Society in 1893 and moved to London in 1895. He was famed for his photographic portraits in the early 20th century, many of which depicted celebrities such as Mary Pickford, Rita Lydig, Luisa Casati, Billie Burke, Irene Castle,Continue reading “28 Beautiful Photos of Famous Beauties Taken by Adolph de Meyer in the Early 20th Century”

30 Amazing Early Portrait Photos From the Victorian Era

British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) has been described as one of the Finest portraitists of the nineteenth century-in any medium. Raised in a well-connected and creative family, Cameron led an unconventional life for a woman of the Victorian age. After devoting herself to an artistic and literary salon at her home on the IsleContinue reading “30 Amazing Early Portrait Photos From the Victorian Era”

28 Early Color Portrait Photos From the 1910s

It’s amazing how easy it is to picture the past in black and white. Even when we know of course it was as colorful as today, it’s still striking to come across the shots that demonstrate this. Somehow color makes it feel so much nearer. Autochromes, the main process of color photography for the firstContinue reading “28 Early Color Portrait Photos From the 1910s”

52 Incredible Photos of Paris Taken by Robert Doisneau in the 1940s and 1950s

Robert Doisneau was born in 1922 in Gentilly, a suburb of Paris. He becames a camera assistant at André Vigneau’s studio in 1931, where he discovers artistic outlets that will spur him on. The four years he spent working for the advertising department of Renault car maker, from where he was fired for repeated lateness,Continue reading “52 Incredible Photos of Paris Taken by Robert Doisneau in the 1940s and 1950s”

13 Amazing Colorized Photos of Mugshots of Children Sentenced For Crimes in the 1870s

For petty crimes such as stealing daily necessities such as food and clothing, they have faced hard labor and jail. And these haunting photographs show the stern and haggard faces of Victorian criminal children who were sentenced to tough punishments in the 1870s, with many looking remarkably older than their actual ages. The children inContinue reading “13 Amazing Colorized Photos of Mugshots of Children Sentenced For Crimes in the 1870s”