So I'd like to crowd-source a list...of notable photographers who came along after 2000.
Years ago, I made a list for my students called "100 Photographers You Should Know." I used it as a resource for various lessons and assignments.
Of course, that list included "historically important" photographers and many 20th-century photographers...the latter for a very good reason: at the time, it was the 20th century.
So here's what I'm wondering...who are the photographers anyone should know from the 21st century? That is, since 2000? The main criteria is that these should be people photographers should know (rather than the best or the most famous or the richest or whatever). Students or students of the art.
Maybe exclude photographers who were mostly important in the last century. I'm thinking of people who have been important, or formative, or who emerged, post-2000. (I'm going to put Vivian Maier on this list, because my thesis is that she's a photographer whose story belongs to 2009 and the years that follow, not the years she took her pictures.) Maybe not people who've reached the snow-on-top stage or who are having lifetime retrospectives in this century.
So far I've got Vanessa Winship, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Vivian Maier, Uta Barth, Matt Black, Aaron Huey and Chris Jordan on my list.
Who would you nominate? Again, the main criteria is that these would be people who gained recognition mainly after 2000 who we ought to know, that's all.
UPDATE: I'm getting a few recommendations of photographers who really made their mark mostly in the 20th century...even a few who died before 2000. I've rewritten the above to make it more clear. Just to reiterate, we're looking for people who have made their mark since 2000, or saw most of their international recognition and influence happen after that date.
And we've gotten some wonderful suggestions, too. Thanks. I hope to catch up with posting the comments tonight.
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AlexM: "Yuri Kozyrev."
Bob Blakley: "I'd nominate Lauren Simonutti. She's now deceased, but came to the attention of the world much more through flickr and her blog than through gallery representation (the Edelman gallery, whose site seems no longer to be accessible). All her online photos date from 2008 or later, so she's a paradox—a 21st century photographer, working entirely in large format film, who found her audience almost exclusively through the digital image. Her work and her life story are both compelling."
Mike replies: I'll say.
Hans Muus: "What a lovely idea! I would like to propose for inclusion: Evgenia Arbugaeva. Born in 1985, winner of the Oskar Barnack Award in 2013 (that's how I came to know her)."
Douglas MacLellan: "Michael Christopher Brown. One of the innovators of iPhone visual journalism, particularly his Libya and Congo work. Robin Hammond. Especially his Zimbabwe and mental health in Africa work."
mark: "Definitely Joe Holmes. One of my personal favorites of this century."
Mike replies: Which one?
mark responds: This one.
Floyd Takeuchi: "Shinya Arimoto, a contemporary 'street photographer' based in Tokyo. He has a very different take on the usual Japanese street photography style—direct but often with the acknowledged participation of the subject(s). Earlier work in Tibet. Arimoto-san is a film photographer, and he usually makes his photos with a Hassleblad wide, often with a flash. Earlier work was done primarily with a Rolleiflex TLR. And he prints all of his work—gorgeous prints, which are shown at the Totem Pole Gallery, a photographers' cooperative, in Tokyo."
expiring_frog: "The trio of Doug Rickard, Jon Rafman and Michael Wolf. For a truly 21st century questioning of what it means to be a photographer, and for producing poignant and provocative images in the process."
Salvador Moreno: "Edward Burtynsky, the Ansel Adams of the 21st century."