Category: Photographers/Artists

Betty Hahn – Photography or maybe not

Poppy cyanotype and pastel

Born in Chicago, Betty Hahn completed both her BA and MFA  at Indiana University (Betty Hahn – Google Arts & Culture s.d.). She taught at Rochester Institute of Technology and from 1975 – 77 was professor of photography at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (Museum of Contemporary Photography s.d.) Betty Hahn’s work “centers on …

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Anna Atkins

Atkins was recognised as “the first woman photographer” Johnson (2004:26), publishing the first photographically illustrated book in 1843 ‘Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions” (Schaaf 2018). The cyanotype process was invented by Sir John Herschel from whom Atkins learned the process on visits to his household (Ware 2018). “Atkins’s achievements, like those of many Victorian …

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Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932)

  From 1898 to 1930 Blossfeldt taught at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Berlin (Karl Blossfeldt | MoMA (s.d.). He did not consider himself as a photographer, instead an “enthusiastic amateur … took pictures with a home-made wooden camera, using his images as a teaching aid in the drawing classes he gave” Adam (2014 p19). He took …

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A Little Less than Perfect

I was taken by this phrase when shopping in the supermarket, it was being applied to fruit and vegetables that were perfectly good to eat but were a bit misshapen. It set me wondering about some of the flower images I had seen in my background reading for this module. Irving Penn started taking photos …

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