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Beaton, Sir Cecil Walter Hardy (1904–1980), photographer and designer for screen and theatre, was born at 21 Langland Gardens, Hampstead, London, on 14 January 1904, the eldest of the two sons and two daughters of Ernest Walter Hardy Beaton (1867–1936), timber merchant, and his wife, ...

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Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (1904–1980) by Dorothy Wilding, 1937 © Tom Hustler / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dominic [née Levi], Zoë Denise (1920–2011), theatrical and dance photographer, was born on 4 July 1920 at 124 Downton Avenue, Streatham Hill, London, the daughter of Lionel Judah Levi (1882–1960) and his wife, Dora Jane Ann, née MacDonald (1896–1966). Her father was a carpet merchant and fine art dealer who specialized in French antique furniture and kept a shop in ...

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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 of James Green (b. 1816), a metalworker and goldsmith, and his wife, Elizabeth Sage (...

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William Friese- Greene (1855–1921) self-portrait, c. 1890 [series of facial expressions adopted for an experiment to analyse motion] NMPFT / Science & Society Picture Library

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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 of three children of (William) Alastair Hetherington, chartered accountant, and his wife, Judith Mary, née Gillett, lawyer. At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...

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Timothy Alastair Telemachus Hetherington (1970–2011) by Jens Ressing, 2008 © EPA

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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 of Edward Harrison Hurley, a typesetter at the Sydney Morning Herald and a trade union official, and his wife, ...

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James Francis Hurley (1885–1962) self-portrait, 1929–31 Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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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 of John Muggeridge (1797–1843), corn chandler, of Kingston, and his wife, Susannah (1807/8–1874), daughter of the ...

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Eadweard James Muybridge (1830–1904) by London Stereoscopic Co., c. 1895 Getty Images

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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 his wife, Mary Sydenham. After a restless youth he emigrated to California, USA, where he took up fruit farming, learned photography, and married. But the lure of travel, once he was armed with a camera, proved incompatible with domesticity. In 1901 he left his wife and young children and embarked on the first of many photographic trips to the ...

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Herbert George Ponting (1870–1935) self-portrait, c. 1910–12 © Popperfoto; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London