20 Most Influential
SEBASTIÃO SALGADO
photographed by Pierre-Olivier Deschamps, 1997

Sebastião Salgado is an inspiration to us all in his missionary zeal. He goes after deeper themes - Wagnerian virtually. And he's a terrific artist; very painterly. When he succeeds, he transcends. There's nobody in the whole history of photography who has been able to deal with masses and space like he has. He's a great man, a great humanitarian. Because of his commitment to the subject matter, and to a sense of keeping a journal of the impact of history, he sometimes doesn't edit his pictures as carefully as he could - for fear that he would leave out some piece of essential information. He's very beholden to the journalistic fact. That's more important to him than his visualistic sense.

- Larry Fink

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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