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American Photographer

Movements and Styles: Modern Photography, Straight Photography, Documentary Photography

Born: March 14, 1923 - New York City, New York

Died: July 26, 1971 - New York City, New York

Diane Arbus is recognized for her insightful street-based compositions and black-and-white portraits of marginalized individuals on the fringes of mainstream society, including images of nudists, transvestites, and mentally and physically handicapped people.

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American Photographer

Movements and Styles: Modern Photography, Straight Photography, Street Photography

Born: July 27, 1939 - Memphis, Tennessee

Eggelston's photographs focused on capturing Southern life and America's turn to consumerism. He is also credited with increasing the recognition of color photography as an art form.

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American Photographer and Filmmaker

Movements and Styles: Modern Photography, Straight Photography, Street Photography, Documentary Photography, Surrealism

Born: August 31, 1913 - Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, New York

Died: March 29, 2009 - New York, New York

Helen Levitt photographed the streets of New York, first focusing on children's street culture then expanding to the whole of New York urban life. She also worked in film, receiving an Oscar nomination for The Quiet One.

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