f100: Janette Beckman and Barbara Bordnick

© Janette Beckman, Run DMC & Posse, Hollis, Queens 1984

fototazo has asked a group of 50 curators, gallery owners, blog writers, photographers, academics and others actively engaged in photography to pick two photographers that deserve (more) recognition - the underknown, the under-respected as well as not-appreciated-enough favorites. A little more information on the project is available in the first post in the series here.

Today we continue the series with responses from Stella Kramer.

We began the series with responses from Nicholas NixonMatt JohnstonBlake AndrewsJohn Edwin MasonAline SmithsonColin PantallMichael WernerLiza FetissovaLaurence Salzmann, Bryan Formhals, Richard Mosse, Shane Lavalette, Amy Stein, Amani Willett, Wayne FordS. Billie MandleLeslie K. BrownGordon StettiniusMarc Feustel, Hin ChuaAdriana Rios MonsalveDaniel AugschoellLarissa LeclairElinor Carucci, Pieter Wisse, Daniel EchevarríaNatalie MinikQiana MestrichJason Landry and Rona Chang.

© Barbara Bordnick
Respondent: Stella Kramer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning creative strategist, working with photographers to strengthen their creative eye, put together the strongest portfolios and websites reflecting their work, and set a course to reach their professional goals. She also lectures, reviews portfolios and is the creator of In The Loupe, a soon to debut web TV show showcasing photography.

Starting as a Photo Editor, Stella worked for such major publications as The New York Times, People magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek and Brill’s Content. She has worked on many of the major news events in recent history, serving as the Photo Editor for The New York Times series "Portraits of Grief" memorializing those who lost their lives in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Her work as part of the that team won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and the 2002 Infinity Award for Public Service from the International Center of Photography. She was also part of the team at The New York Times that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.

Stella's blog, Stellazine is about all things photography and In The Loupe blog can be found here.

Selections: Janette Beckman and Barbara Bordnick

© Janette Beckman, Shane MacGowan, Soho London 1981

Janette Beckman began her career photographing the punk and early hip hop scene in England and New York in the 1970s and 1980s. Her iconic images gave us a document of an important cultural time, and include some of my favorites images of The Specials, The Clash, LL Cool J and many others. Janette helped to shape their images and in doing that gave us an emotional connection to those musical pioneers.

© Barbara Bordnick
Barbara Bordnick says, "I treat my subjects like lovers, giving caring attention to the people I photograph." And that attitude gives her fashion, beauty, portrait and flower photographs an inherently natural sexiness. Barbara was the first woman to shoot for Harper's Bazaar in the 1960s, and is an extremely giving person with a wicked sense of humor. It's her versatility and the seeming ease of her work that I find most compelling.