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Arnold, Eve

Karen Patricia Heath.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Film; Journalism. 1251 words.

Arnold, Eve (21 April 1912–04 January 2012), photojournalist, was born Eve Cohen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the seventh of nine children of the Ukrainian Jewish immigrants Vevel...

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decisive moment

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs — Media Studies.

The influential modernist ideal of phototographing the most telling instant in a significant event, at the same time giving ‘proper expression’ to the ‘precise organization of forms’: i.e....

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Greene, William Friese-

Peter Carpenter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Film; Art. 1363 words.

Greene, William Friese- (1855–1921), developer of moving pictures and photographer, was born as William Edward Green on 7 September 1855 at 68 College Street, Bristol, one of seven children...

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Hetherington, Timothy Alastair Telemachus [Tim]

Philip Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Journalism; Film. 1458 words.

Hetherington, Timothy Alastair Telemachus [Tim] (1970–2011), photographer and filmmaker, was born on 5 December 1970 in Liverpool Maternity Hospital, Liverpool, the younger son and youngest...

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Hurley, James Francis [Frank]

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Film. 1725 words.

Hurley, James Francis [Frank] (1885–1962), photographer and film producer, was born on 15 October 1885 in Glebe, Sydney, Australia, the third in the family of three sons and two daughters...

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Leyda, Jay

Robin Blaetz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Education; Film. 1342 words.

Leyda, Jay (12 February 1910–15 February 1988), translator, writer, filmmaker, and photographer, was born in Detroit, Michigan. His parents’ names are not known. Leyda grew up in Dayton,...

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Muybridge, Eadweard James [formerly Edward James Muggeridge]

Larry J. Schaaf.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Film; Art. 1672 words.

Muybridge, Eadweard James [formerly Edward James Muggeridge] (1830–1904), developer of motion photography, was born on 9 April 1830 at Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, the second of four sons...

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Orkin, Ruth

Lisabeth G. Svendsgaard.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Film. 1897 words.

Orkin, Ruth (03 September 1921–16 January 1985), photographer and filmmaker, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Sam Orkin, a toy-boat manufacturer, and Mary Ruby, a former...

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Ponting, Herbert George

Ian Christie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Film. 891 words.

Ponting, Herbert George (1870–1935), photographer and film-maker, was born on 21 March 1870 in Market Place, Salisbury, Wiltshire, the son of Francis William Ponting, a bank manager, and...

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punctum

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs — Media Studies.

(pl. puncta) [Latin ‘puncture’ or ‘wound’]

A term used by Barthes to refer to an incidental but personally poignant detail in a photograph which ‘pierces’ or ‘pricks’ a...

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