20 Most Influential
ARNOLD NEWMAN
photographed by Elizabeth Young, January 2000

There isn't a photographer alive who isn't influenced by Arnold Newman, either by emulating him or by attempting to avoid emulating him. He's a very important figure in terms of portrait photography. I think I used to emulate him when I started, but I think you're influenced by him whether you want to be or not. His work always has a certain kind of formality and honesty. Something he's always said is that it doesn't matter if the picture is of someone famous or not, it has to be good. There is always something wonderfully, carefully planned in his work. The structure of his pictures is always very revealing. It just wipes me out. I know the exact picture that got me into photography was Stravinsky at the piano. I've asked other photographers about the picture that got them into photography and more people have replied, "The picture of Stravinsky by Newman" than any other picture.

- Jay Maisel

RICHARD AVEDON
DAVID BAILEY
HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON
ROBERT FRANK
NAN GOLDIN
ANNIE LEIBOVITZ
JAY MAISEL
MARY ELLEN MARK
DUANE MICHALS
JAMES NACHTWEY
HELMUT NEWTON
ARNOLD NEWMAN
GORDON PARKS
IRVING PENN
PETE TURNER
EUGENE RICHARDS
SEBASTIÃO SALGADO
HERB RITTS
JERRY UELSMANN
ALBERT WATSON


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