Gordon Parks American photographer, musician, writer and film director. His work ranged from celebrity and political portraiture, freelance fashion photography for Vogue, photographic essays for Life magazine and directing the 1971 film "Shaft"
Ansel Adams, American Photographer of the Landscape working with high contrast in black and white, highlights and dark shadows at odd angles. His works are probably the most valued photographs in America today. He made photography an art form.