Research: Photography Genres and Photographers

For this project, we were instructed to select two genres of photography that interest us. From each of these genres, we should choose three photographers whose work we admire and want to emulate.

I picked nature and abstract genres for my project. I chose nature because I feel confident in taking nature shots. As for abstract, I tried it before but wasn’t satisfied, so I want to give it another shot. The three nature photographers that I chose were Cath Simard, Ted Gore, and Melissa Groo. The three abstract photographers I chose were Andrew s. Gray, Harry Callahan, and Angie McMonigal.


Cath Simard is a nature photographer, born in Quebec, Canada, in 1989. She now resides in Canmore, Alberta, in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Although Catherine wasn’t part of a movement, she began her career as a model at 15. Later, she left her high-paying job to become a banana farmer and photographer.

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Ted Gore, a modern-day nature photographer specializing in landscapes, was born in Los Angeles, Southern California. He was honored with the title of ‘USA Landscape Photographer of the Year’ for 2015, as judged by a panel of highly regarded landscape photographers including Marc Adamus, Art Wolfe, Charlie Waite, among others.

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Melissa Groo is a modern-day photographer who specializes in nature. She was born in 1962 in Ithaca, New York. She has received many awards, including Audubon (2015 Grand Prize winner), Nature’s Best, and NANPA.

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Andrew s gray is a modern-day photographer from Northumberland England. No other information was found.

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Harry Callahan, born on October 22, 1912 in Detroit, MI, was an incredible photographer. He studied photography at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence in 1961. When he passed away on March 15, 1999 in Atlanta, GA, he left behind an impressive legacy of 100,000 negatives and 10,000 proof prints. Today, his captivating works can be found in prestigious collections like The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., and the Art Institute of Chicago

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Angie McMonigal is a fantastic modern-day photographer based in Chicago. Unfortunately, details about her birthday and where she studied photography aren’t available.

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about. (n.d.). Ted Gore. Retrieved January 9, 2024, from

Angie McMonigal. (n.d.). Out of Chicago.

Cath Simard. (n.d.). Cath Simard.

S, A. (2019). Impressionist Abstract Landscape Photography by Andrew S. Gray. Andrew S Gray Photography.