Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985 ~ Lucian Michael Freud, OM, CH was a German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time.
Theloniuos Monk- W. Eugene Smith Smith was famous for intense, at times obscene images of life and war. He captured whole stories in a single frame. This photo of Monk’s face as he plays piano, captures something of the ecstasy of jazz.
Playwright Samuel Beckett by Henri Cartiér-Bresson I would have moved the lamp. And ruined the image. See how the lamp echoes Beckett's eyes? I wouldn't have, but Bresson did. Everything in this man's photos is purposeful. Nothing is included by accident.