The art of photography stretches back more than a century and a half, and ever since its inception people have been crazy about taking snapshots, and capturing life’s most stunning moments. While there are some name’s like Ansel Adams that are world famous, it is good to know that our own country has had its fair share of well-known professionals that have changed the landscape of the art form. Here are some of the most famous Canadian photographers.
Born in Toronto all the way back in 1922, he is called “the Ambassador of Canadian Photography” because of the major contributions that he made to the art form, and for his role in popularizing it among canucks all those years ago. Born the son of a photographer, he has specialized in taking portraits of all of the leaders of Israel since 1950. A recipient of every professional medal in the industry, and a role model to aspiring young photo chasers everywhere, Albert is now synonymous with Canadian portrait taking.
Maybe the most well- known, influential, and talented of all musical photographers from the 20th century, Bob Parent was born in Canada in 1923. He rose to fame by taking photos and helping to tell the history of the Jazz movement in New York City. Not only was he famous for taking beautiful portraits of jazz musicians, but he also made a name for himself in taking shots for album covers, including one for Miles Davis. He sadly succumbed to a brain tumor in the 1980’s, but his legacy lives on both here at home, and across the world in the hearts of jazz lovers.
Out of all of the adventurers in the world, very few deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as Bruce Kirkby. A native of Toronto, he has documented more incredible adventures across the globe’s most remote locations than just about anyone else. He is most famous for his breath-taking photos of Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter, his completion of the journey of the entire length of Ethiopia’s Blue Nile, and his adventures on Mount Everest and Mount McKinley. His photos have been displayed prominently in National Geographic and in other nature magazines. Truly an inspiration to aspiring artists everywhere.
I would like to think that there are many people out there who want to get started down the road to becoming a professional artist, but just aren’t sure if it is possible. Some of the most famous Canadian photographers have proven that it is not only possible to do it, but possible to thrive. These people have brought their love of art to the world just like I have. They understood the value of taking beautiful, professional photographs of the things that matter most in life, and so does Cindy June Photography.