I started my photography journey back in 1994 with chemicals, dark rooms, wet rooms, and everything that film developing and printing brings to this craft. Guess what, I don’t regret it one bit. Back then I took a few college courses titled the “History of Photography I and II” coupled with “Black and Photography I and II,” and what an experience those were.
The History of Photography courses taught me the foundation of the great photographers in history. We went in chronological order starting with daguerrotypes and culminating with 35mm photography. What photographers instantly captured my attention?
Eugene Atget, Walker Evans, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, Dorothea Lange, Robert Capa, Lee Friedlander, Robert Frank, and Gary Winogrand.
To make things even more significative, my professor was a student of Gary Winogrand back in his days at the Chicago Institute. His insights on Winogrand’s style of photography are lessons I still remember like it happened yesterday. Long live photography.