20 Most Influential
JERRY UELSMANN
photographed by John Paul Caponigro, 1998

I have been aware of Jerry's work for 40 years. All my life, I was very much interested in making pictures as opposed to taking them. Back in Poland, I saw a magazine called Ameryka, a beautiful color magazine. In this issue they showed the work of Art Kane, Ernst haas and Uelsmann. What struck me about his work was that he was doing a lot of darkroom work and in-camera manipulation, and I was extremely taken by the fact that there was someone in another part of the world who thought the same way as me and wanted to do that. His work appears in every history of photography. Also, he has generations of students who spread his gospel. Certain of his images, because they are so strong and so personal and use such bold symbols, once you see them, you cannot forget them. He knows who he is and what he is doing. His work transcends fashion. He doesn't give a damn about fashion, and there are only a handful of photographers who are like that.

- Ryszard Horowitz

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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