Miroslav Tichý was a photographer in the Czech Republic. He used homemade cameras and telephoto lenses in his hometown of Kyjor, taking pictures of residents (mostly women). His photographs were not made public until 2004.
E. J. Bellocq was a commercial photographer in New Orleans during the first half of the 20th century. After his death, a collection of negatives – portraits of prostitutes from New Orlean’s red light district – were discovered. Purchased decades later by photographer Lee Friedlander, many of these portraits from 1912-1915 were featured in an exhibition and published.
Several of the images were deliberately damaged. Most notably, the faces of several women were scraped out. This would have occurred during the emulsion process, so Bellocq was most likely responsible.
Heinrich Kühn was an important Pictorialist and one of the earliest color photographers. His goal was to use photography as a medium for realizing an artistic vision as precisely as in painting.