Ansel Adams was an American photographer, known mostly for his photos of the American West landscape, and captured these pictures in black & white. He fell in love with photography, and was also an environmentalist. He has one of the most recognizable names in photography, is regarded as one of the best photographers ever, and he was awarded the Conservation Service Award by the Department of the Interior in 1968, a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980, the Sierra Club John Muir Award in 1963, and was presented with the Hasselblad Award in 1981.
Jay Maisel is an American photographer, who is notably known for his work with simplicity, beauty, and vibrant color. His awards include the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Society of Media Photographers, and the Infinity Award of the International Center of Photography.
Annie Leibovitz is one of the most famous photographers of her time and of today. Her pictures are mainly focused on celebrities and is the first choice of photographers that you want to be taking photos of you. She uses great techniques, and even photographed John Lennon on the day he was assassinated. She has won the Honorary Clio Award and Glamour Award for The Visionary. She also has a documentary about her called Life Through a Lens.
Photography Impacts the World
The Syrian Gas Attacks of April 4th, 2017
"On Tuesday (April 4th, 2017), Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians using a deadly nerve agent. Assad choked out the lives of innocent men, women and children. It was a slow and brutal death for so many. Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack. No child of god should ever suffer such horror. Tonight I ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in Syria from where the chemical attack was launched."
This quote comes from President Donald J. Trump, who had seen the images of the Syrian gas attacks, and had obviously, like the rest of us, been disgusted and horrified with the gassings.
The Vietnam War Protests- 1960s
The war in America was unpopular among the people for several reasons. Many people were afraid to stand up for what they believed in at the time, and photography helped convey strong messages to the people. Combining together with the anti-communist hysteria of the Red Scare, these events impacted not only photography, but the world itself as well.