Archives: Inductees

Jerry Uelsmann

1934-

ABOUT

Jerry Uelsmann is an American photographer and professor, credited as a leader of photomontage. As a master printer, Uelsmann is known for producing composite photographs with multiple negatives and detailed darkroom work, blending various images into stunningly complex surrealistic photomontages of landscapes, human subjects, and vernacular structures. Uelsmann found an interest in photography at a young age, and later went on to earn degrees from the Rochester Institute of Technology and Indiana University. Uelsmann’s work has been exhibited in more than 100 individual shows and is now part of the permanent collection of numerous prestigious institutions worldwide. In addition to this career as a celebrated photographer, Uelsmann taught in the Department of Art at the University of Florida for 28 years.

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Photo Credit: Stu Levy

Cindy Sherman

1954-

ABOUT

Cindy Sherman assumes the roles of photographer, model, makeup artist, hairdresser, and stylist to create her eloquent and provocative photographs. Playing a myriad of characters for the camera, Sherman invents personas and tableaus that examine the construction of identity, the nature of representation, and the artifice of photography. Considered one of the most influential artists of her generation, she came to prominence in the late 1970s with a group of artists known as the Pictures Generation. Her 2012 retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, traveled to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Dallas Museum of Art. Sherman has participated in four Venice Biennales, co-curating a section at the 55th exhibition. Additionally, her work has been included in five iterations of the Whitney Biennial, two Biennales of Sydney, and the 1983 Documenta. She has been the recipient of the Praemium Imperiale, an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship.

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Photo Credit: Vogel

James Nachtwey

1948-

ABOUT

Beginning in 1981, James Nachtwey has dedicated his career to documenting wars and critical social issues, motivated by the belief that public awareness is an essential element in the process of change, and that photographs of war can intervene on behalf of peace. He has photographed conflicts worldwide, from the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, to the Rwandan genocide, the Somalian famine, the civil wars in Central America, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the September 11th attack on New York City, and the subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, among many others. Nachtwey has also dedicated his career to photographing social issues, like homelessness, drug addiction, poverty, industrial pollution, and global health issues. Nachtwey has been widely celebrated and honored throughout his career, receiving numerous Lifetime Achievement awards, several Photographer of the Year honors and Robert Capa Gold Medals, the TED Prize, the Dresden Prize and a number of honorary Doctorate degrees. “war photographer”, a 2001 feature length documentary about his life and work, was nominated for an Academy Award.

 

Ryszard Horowitz

1939-

ABOUT

Ryszard Horowitz’s award-winning photographs, synthesize art, film-making and design, producing extraordinary and celebrated imagery. Ryszard is considered a pioneer in multi-image special effects photography that predates digital imaging. Most of his work is photocomposed and while it is now assembled digitally, his early compositions were all merged in the dark room, or were based on a single exposure directly in camera. His early fame was established by creating an entire body of work based on an optical illusion reversing perspective the way single eye camera sees it. Ryszard Horowitz was born in Krakow, Poland and as an infant during World War II he and his family were interned in a series of concentration camps. They miraculously survived the war and became amongst the few Jewish families who were able to re-establish their lives in Krakow. Horowitz is one of the youngest known survivors of Auschwitz. In the late 1950s, as Krakow became the centre of avant-garde arts, and culture, Horowitz documented the birth of Polish jazz and then moving to the United States in 1959 went on photographing American Jazz legends. He became fascinated with American photography and photography would become his lifelong career and passion. He graduated from Pratt Institute in New York, opening his own photography studio in 1967. In the ensuing five decades his work has been exhibited, published and collected around the globe and Ryszard has been awarded every major accolade that can be bestowed on a photographer. He was named All American Photographer of the Year and received several Gold Medals for some of his ground-breaking work, as well as a number of honorary Doctorate degrees.

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Photo Credit: Wojtal

Anne Geddes

1956-

ABOUT

Australian-born photographer Anne Geddes is globally known for capturing the beauty, purity and vulnerability that is the essence of childhood and a celebration of new life.   In 1992 her first calendar, featuring portraits of young children, was introduced to great success, resulting in the establishment of The Geddes Philanthropic Trust, dedicated to raising funds for the prevention of child abuse and neglect.  In the recent decade, Geddes has been named Global Advocate for the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life Initiative, a campaign to expand access to lifesaving vaccines for children in developing countries; and is also Ambassador for the March of Dimes, whose mission is to improve the health of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.   She has been commissioned to shoot campaigns to educate and raise awareness of medical conditions such as diabetes prevention and meningococcal disease.  Geddes is a multiple New York Times Bestselling Author, a Lifetime Member and Lifetime Achievement award recipient of the Professional Photographers of America, and is Patron of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers.  In 2005 Anne was honored to be appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (M.N.Z.M.) for services to photography and the community, announced as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Honors List.

 

William Eggleston

1939-

ABOUT

With a career spanning nearly six decades, William Eggleston has become most widely known for a singular pictorial style that captures vernacular subject matter in a vivid, sophisticated color format. In 1976, Eggleston’s work was featured in the first major presentation of color photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in a solo exhibition, Color Photographs by William Eggleston, which is often heralded an important moment in the medium’s acceptance within the art-historical canon. Throughout this career, Eggleston taught at Harvard University, published several books and portfolios, experimented with video production, and photographed movie sets documenting the making of several films. In 2004, Eggleston was honored with two Lifetime Achievement Awards, one from Getty Images and the other from the International Center of Photography. He was also honored at The Aperture Foundation in 2016.