Dodge and Burn T-shirt Giveaway!


by Bellamy /

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Dodge & Burn T-shirt Giveaway!
So Ted from D&B and I were having a chat, and we thought it would be really cool to do a T-Shirt giveaway. And it is really simple for you to get involved. Come and find out how you can win a snazzy Dodge & Burn T.

Recently Dodge & Burn released a new range of T-shirts. One of them is called ‘American Classics’, and it has proved to be a bit of a talking point amongst photographers already, with some very intertesting points of you on the D & B blog.
Ted and I thought this would be a good chance for the good people of JCH to chip in and hear your views on what names should be on the shirt. So we decided to make it a bit of fun and give you the chance to win an ‘American Classics’ T-shirt of your very own. Just like this one.


Here is how it works. We want to hear who you think should and shouldn’t be on the shirt. So our question to you is:

What photographers would you choose for an ‘American Classics’ T-shirt?

(American photographers only please)

The answer that we find the most interesting is the one that will win. It is as simple as that. All you need to do is leave your comment below and you have entered with the chance to win this spiffy T-shirt that will have everyone swooning*

*This may not actually be true, it is very unlikely that anyone will swoon in this day and age, we are not in Victorian London.

But wait, you can increase you chance to win by going over to the D & B facebook page and clicking that nice like button. And the same for the JCH facebook page. Giving you a triple header (we will check).

How’s about that then. And there is a chance that the best selection might be featured on the next shirt. Who knows (Ted, probably).
Entries will end on Wednesday the 9th of October.


Check out the Dodge & Burn website for their fine range of T-shirts and prints. The range is expanding all the time and the classic designs really show your love for cool cameras. You can also follow D&B on Twitter.


35 comments on “Dodge and Burn T-shirt Giveaway!”

    erik October 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm / Reply

    I like to see the works of William Eggleston on tees because I love the color of his photographs.

    I think that the photographs of Robert Frank will look good on t-shirts because his images are melancholic so it will make people have a look on the shirt.

    And Daido Moriyama because the grains and blurs from his photographs are mysterious, and they’re great art for a shirt.

    Jason October 4, 2013 at 4:26 pm / Reply

    For the Camera collecter….
    “Nicephore Niepce, Daguerre, Archer, Eastman, Hasselblad, Barnak”
    (after some of the forefathers who invented the process; Personally, I prefer the process names – and i might be missing a few names above)
    “Camera Obscura, Heliographs, Daguerreotype, Calotype, Tintypes, Wetplate, Dry plate, film”

    Francois Nadeau October 4, 2013 at 5:41 pm / Reply

    I would say Vivian Maier. Just looking at her pictures, there is nothing more to say!

    Grace Hughes October 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm / Reply

    Sally Mann should be there. She’s THE most amazing photographer who shot not only large format but her children/family in the most intimate and beautiful way. No one else has captured their family like Sally Mann did (in my opinion). She saw a beauty in her family life and captured it stunningly. Her photographs are memorable, anyone can recognize a Sally Mann photograph.

    Martin de la Nougerede October 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm / Reply

    How about some love for Louis Faurer, or Joel Meyerowitz?

    Martin Christopher Espino October 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm / Reply

    Garry Winogrand. He deserves a place in your tees because the photos he took are raw, spontaneous, and that which captures a moment.

    Han Dekker October 4, 2013 at 9:15 pm / Reply

    I miss Ricky Flores. New York Bronx photographer. At the moment I’m wearing a T-shirt with one of his photographs.

    Will October 4, 2013 at 9:32 pm / Reply

    Well a slightly more alternative take perhaps – favourites of mine – and classics to me:

    Eggleston – of course
    Man Ray – surely he’s gotta be there!
    Cindy Sherman
    Stephan Shore
    Nan Goldin
    Larry Clark
    Diane Arbus
    Robert Frank
    Philip-Lorca diCorcia

    Paul Gibson October 4, 2013 at 9:38 pm / Reply

    If we’re talking Americans only (or indeed naturalized Americans) then I’d add Lange, Evans, Hurrell and Capa. All heroes of mine. When I took my girlfriend (who has zero interest in photography) to the MOMA the photographs which she liked best were Nan Goldin’s, do let’s include her too. Cool tshirts, hope I win one!

    Bruce Young October 4, 2013 at 9:43 pm / Reply

    Bill Eppridge, Margaret Bourke-White, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Gjon Mili, Robert Capa, Louis Hine, Larry Burrows, Robert Frank …

    How about modern guys: David Hume Kennerly, Carol Guzy, David Burnett …

    João Francisco Camacho October 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm / Reply

    In my humble opinion… Leiter would be out, sublime photographer but not on a small list of the greatest classic americans photographers. My list would include without any doubt: Walker Evans and Helen Levitt

    Dodge & Burn should do a a homage to this photographers :


    Graham Martin October 5, 2013 at 1:54 am / Reply

    I like the t-shirt how it is, names wise. But, some sort of graphic or image is missing. These names mean little to the general public and from a distance it looks nothing more than a white t-shirt, or one styled like those French Connection brand ‘FCUK’ shirts which I hate.

    If I want to wear a shirt that shows off my love and interest of photography, it needs to do that. These are a list of peoples names, they could be anyone.

    As for the choice of names, all fine. Except, to call it ‘American Classics’, and have Robert Frank, a Swiss born photographer (albeit one who influenced that Americana style and is of course famous for his book ‘The Americans’) feature on it, is a bit like how the British are alway trying to take credit for Irish, Scottish and Welsh actors, artists and musicians.

    Gil Domingo October 5, 2013 at 2:15 am / Reply

    How about Jim Marshall? Or better yet as American influence on photography – George Eastman.

    Intergalactic Turkey October 5, 2013 at 2:38 am / Reply

    Nobuyoshi Araki. Enough said :)

      Intergalactic Turkey October 5, 2013 at 2:41 am /

      Sorry, I obviously missed the most important “American Classics” part. Would love Araki however, to be a part of it.

      Intergalactic Turkey October 5, 2013 at 2:44 am /

      And if not, than Rodney Graham, for his conceptual approach.

    Roger October 5, 2013 at 7:18 am / Reply

    I’d like to see Vivian Maier and Sally Mann, they deserve to be there.

    KG October 5, 2013 at 8:53 am / Reply

    Solid list. I think they should all be there.
    Who shouldn’t appear? Terry Richardson. Do I really need to say why?
    I’d say put Garry Winogrand in white text with a black rectangular background highlighting his name. *thumbs up*

    Luigi V October 5, 2013 at 8:57 am / Reply

    I love the names on there already. I’m guessing Elliot Erwitt is excluded because he was born in Paris…but Frank made it!

    I think it would, however, be cool to see a list of different films on a shirt! Superia, Gold, Ektar, Velvia, Kodachrome, Provia, Porta, etc. tons of possibilities! Perhaps color films could be written in a gradient of color (and a standard black text), and if there was a B&W film shirt, simply B&W as above! Even if I don’t meet the contest rules, I would love to see this made.
    ; – )

    Joshua Haygood October 5, 2013 at 10:32 am / Reply

    My Thoughts:

    Joel Meyerowitz is just about as American and influential as they come! He should make this list for sure.
    Capa is a shoe-in.
    Winogrand is a great choice in my opinion.
    I’d give a spot to Annie Leibovitz and Richard Avedon if we aren’t stuck on “Street Photographers” as they both possess an incredible body of work.
    Jim Marshall would certainly add some character to this list.

    Zalman Stern October 5, 2013 at 12:47 pm / Reply

    Elliott Erwitt is the only name I think should be on the T-shirt above, and it might be close to perfect if so. Steichen could go to fit Erwitt in. And I don’t say that to diminish Steichen one iota, but to make the list feel more like it ought to. (There are plenty who are not mentioned — Adams, Avedon, Callahan, Weegee, the list goes on.) A line of T-shirts with different graphic feel for each set of photographers would be really cool. E.g. the above look is a bit more minimal and perhaps black and white. E.g. Leiter and Eggleston are slightly out of place if one interprets it that way, but Mapplethorpe would be perfect. Something in color would be a good setting for Eggleston, Leiter, Turner, Haas perhaps, etc… One on Street could feature Winogrand, Maier, Friedlander, Gilden, etc. And doing one of women

      Zalman Stern October 5, 2013 at 12:50 pm /

      (sorry, got posted before finishing/editing.)

      Doing one dedicated to female photographers would be a great thing. I really like keeping it last name only and intentionally making it meaningful to people who know something about photography.

    Rogério October 6, 2013 at 2:12 am / Reply

    Bruce Davidson
    Walker Evans
    Robert Frank
    Elliot Erwitt
    William Klein
    Ansel Adams
    Frank Eggleston
    Lee Friedlander
    Diane Arbrus

    (great list, but seriously, no Evans, no Klein?)

    Lisa Hoffman October 6, 2013 at 7:03 am / Reply

    I think Larry Clark should be on the American Photography t-shirt. He added a lot of edge and realism to contemporary American photography.

    Adam Vincent Brown October 6, 2013 at 9:54 am / Reply

    William Klein

    Arthur ‘Weegee’ Fellig

    Annie Leibovitz

    Dirk October 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm / Reply

    Not all Americans, but classics of the future:

    Eric Kim
    Charlie Kirk
    Josh White
    Jonathan van Smit
    Todd Cross
    Thomas Leuthard
    AikBeng Chia
    Dimitris Makrygiannakis

      Bellamy October 7, 2013 at 7:09 am /

      I would definitely have to disagree with at least one of those.

    Emerson Kim October 6, 2013 at 10:21 pm / Reply

    Respect to the shirt and the original shooters on there. Not a bad selection but nevertheless wanted to share my own.

    William Albert Allard.
    The man shot Kodachrome (handheld and for portraits!) for years and just had that eye. People sleep on his talent but if you see his old Nat Geo stuff on the Basque people and American Cowboy series you will certainly realize you are looking at the work of a true photographic master.

    Weegee AKA Arthur Fellig.
    He did his thing. I mean c’mon, handheld view camera crime scene photos? He had that fearless photojournalist spirit before the term even existed. A true pioneer in his field as well. And, of course, sick photos!

    Ari Marcopolous.
    I remember seeing his work when I just started coming into my own style of shooting. He shot the Beastie Boys on high-speed black and white and printed the stuff using filed film hangers so you could see the sprockets and stuff. The early stuff was all available light only and the images had a nice tonal range. He’s a little artsy-fartsier now but his early work is still incredible.

    Steve Curry.
    I know I know another NatGeo shooter. But this guy travelled the world and shot straight breathtaking images ON FILM. You can bitch and moan but this guy’s work stands the test of time. And his use of color is insane. In this day and age who but a handful of people dare go out on assignment with nothing other than a couple manual cameras, some glass, and 300 rolls of chrome. And bring back consistently well-exposed photo heat rocks???!!! Not too many of you! Don’t be mad!

    Like I said, respect to all the shooters on the shirt and the others everyone else nominated. I come from a film background and was fortunate to shoot a lot of great stocks before they all vanished. But someone did give me an unused roll of Scala last week so all is not lost!

    Thanks Bellamy and D + B for putting this together.

    Thomas B. October 7, 2013 at 12:56 am / Reply

    Two names, two absolutely different genres, two amazing photographers:

    Elliott Erwitt
    Gregory Crewdson

    The first name for his great and timeless humor, the second for his amazing, cinematographic photos which tell a story (or, even better, tell so many stories) and never become boring to look at.


    Miles Foreman October 8, 2013 at 6:43 am / Reply

    It seems silly to argue for Eggleston because he seems so obvious. I’m sure most would agree that he certainly belongs there but I think he should reign supreme. First of all, he is the clearest contemporary culmination of two of the other greatest photographers in history, Frank and Bresson, neither of which are American, yes, Robert Frank is Swiss and Bresson is of course French. Eggleston is the post-modern evolution of Bresson’s painter-esque compositions and Frank’s careful analysis of Americanism. Eggleston synthesized these ideas but also extended them and gave us two ever-important principles; the democratic camera and the legitimization of color as fine art.
    But at the same time I would argue hugely for somewhat of the antithesis to Eggleston’s approach. Jeff Wall worked at the same time and much in a different style. His methodology was ultra thought out and careful and bold and most of all large. Eggleston acts with introspective, often ambiguous suggestion. Both ideologies have taken off in modern American photography and graced the walls of the MoMA and both certainly have their place there, but alas, Wall is Canadian.

    Indra October 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm / Reply

    american photographers list in my personal favourites are :

    Robert Frank – for his inspiring surrealist dreamy style
    William Eggleston – for his amazing colour photography and shapes.
    Margareth Bourke White – for her pioneering the female photographer and super nice composition.
    Bruce Davidson – for his Revolution reflected on his style.
    Richard Avedon – for his work in Fashion and Portraits
    Annie Leibovitz – for her amazing work in Fashion
    Garry Winongrad – for his awesome streets work in America
    Joel Meyerowitz – for his colour plays and lights and shadows in the street of America
    Mark Cohen – for his colour and closer contact with people in the streets
    William Klein – for his provocative compositions.
    W.Eugene Smith – for his dedicational work for people documentary (Minamata, & Pittsburgh series)

    and the last person , if you could count
    – Sebastiao Salgado (born in Brazil) – for his phenomenal gritty captivating BW works.

    Indra October 9, 2013 at 6:28 pm / Reply

    Plus :

    Leonard Freed – for his work all over the world.

      Indra October 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm /

      and Sally Mann – for her portrait works.

      (damn, so many talented classic american photographers).

    David H. October 21, 2013 at 10:13 pm / Reply

    Just off-hand, Vivian Maier, Leiter stays, maybe Ernst Haas, Bill Brandt, and William Klein. Erwitt? Maybe something a little different that a list that of photographers everyone already knows? Or maybe that’s why they are thought of as “classics.”

    David H. October 21, 2013 at 11:14 pm / Reply

    Oh..I guess we should scratch Brand from my list since he was British..

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