20 Most Influential
EUGENE RICHARDS
photographed by Jason Todd, 1999

He's so penetrating that even I sometimes can't look, because it's so painful. He brings tremendous pain into his vision, and he makes you very aware of what you're looking at. You don't need a second look with Eugene. He's a very penetrating photographer. He's very dedicated. And he's a master. At the moment, he's possibly the best walking, living photographer in the world. He has a great deal of compassion in his work. He gets close to people. When you can get close to people, it's because they feel comfortable enough to let you get close. Once you get close, they've allowed you their trust. He's the kind of man who deserves their trust. He doesn't fool around. He's an honest broker. He deserves every praise he can get. He's a modest man, and doesn't reach out for acclaim.

- Don McCullin

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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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