Famous Photographers’ and their Self-Portraits
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Today is Camera Day, an obscure and apparently random holiday that is exactly what it sounds like: a day to celebrate (and, presumably, use) a camera. Accordingly, we’re paying tribute to some of our favorite camera-wielders by focusing on the moments when they turned their instrument of choice upon themselves. Because everybody nowadays can make a self-portrait, but few are as good as these Famous Photographers’ Self-Portraits.
Basically the first photo-journalist, looking appropriately prepared for combat.
Weegee (aka Arthur Fellig)
Looks about as shady as we’d expect a photographer of fresh urban crime scenes to look.
All the details of his awful skin!
Admittedly, almost all her word is self-portraiture, but we like this iconic shot.
Well that’s creepy. Moreso even than…
We couldnt post his other famous self-portrait
Looks appropriately awkward.
Before becoming one of the more divisive forces in contemporary photography, Wall was already divided against himself.
A classic for both obvious and subtler reasons.
Modern photography’s defining master (more or less) even got a little postmodern in his later years.
One fo our all-time favorites, his self-portrait only hints at how enigmatic his best work was.
Strangely, you can sort of tell that he was half British and half German.
Another favorite around the Listicles office, he’s even able to cut to the core of his own image in this self-portrait.
Though not intended as a self-portrait, Atget’s predilection for modern Paris’s storefronts led to several incidental self-portraits, though none more fascinating as this image.
Candid, quizzical and a little unsettling, just like the rest of her work.
Pretty much exactly the kind of self-portrait you’d expect from America’s pre-eminent landscape photographer.
Not Famous Yet Photographers’
and their Self-Portraits