Author Archives: Roland_Keates

New York Times 1958

New York Times 1958 article

I read online a short insert from a 1958 edition of the New York Times ‘The Ten Greatest photographers 1958’

I read with amusement, because the photographers who were in the top 10 are as famous now as they were then, however I had to look up Philippe Halsman and I was surprised to read he photographed many stars in front and behind the camera who I have admired throughout the years. Read more

Sergey Mikhavlovich Prokudin-Gorsky

Sergey Mikhavlovich Prokudin-Gorsky

My wife and I recently visited an exhibition of Sergey Mikhavlovich Prokudin-Gorsky photographs in the basement area at the Musée Fragonard, Grasse, France. I must admit the coloured photographs amazed me. Read more

Ida Kar

Ida Kar photographer

Ida Kar, came to my attention becuase I had researched about Barbara Hepworth, the famous Sculptor for my last blog . Ida Kar was born in 1908, in Tambov, near Moscow. Kar was influenced by the Paris avant-garde movement, whilst studying there in 1928. She had met the German surrealist painter and photographer Heinrich Heidersberger whilst living there, and made her very first experiments in photography alongside him. Read more