In celebration of their 8th anniversary, Twitter has launched a tool that lets you look up the first tweet of any and every account on their service (that isn’t protected). We thought we’d put that tool to some photographic use and share what some of the biggest photography names on Twitter were sharing when they first hopped on the now-huge microblogging platform.
We’re gonna break it down into three categories: Our favorite publications, our favorite brands, and our favorite photographers.
New York Times Lens Blog
Damon's bio and a portfolio of his work for the Times: http://tinyurl.com/cxl5bc
— NYT Photo (@nytimesphoto) April 20, 2009
Detroit Hair Wars. The annual display of salon talent is part art, part entertainment and all attitude: http://tinyurl.com/3abp2t2
— TIME LightBox (@timepictures) July 28, 2010
National Geographic Photography
Photo Gallery: How to Take Landscape Photos – http://on.natgeo.com/dqIqbi #PhotoTip
— Nat Geo Photography (@NatGeoPhotos) June 12, 2010
From de Kooning to Koons: December 18, 2008-February 28, 2009, VitacuraPhotographer Thomas Hoepker photographed .. http://tinyurl.com/bvqzh5
— Magnum Photos (@MagnumPhotos) February 18, 2009
Associated Press Images
Today's #AP Daily Photo Gallery: http://tinyurl.com/c5rm7l
— APImages.com (@AP_Images) March 30, 2009
View the winners of the Reuters 2008 Journalist of the Year awards http://tinyurl.com/dk8uel
— Reuters Pictures (@reuterspictures) March 16, 2009
Getty Images Moodstream wins D&AD design award http://www.dandad.org/awards/awards.html
— Getty Images (@GettyImages) May 26, 2009
Agence France-Presse Photo Department
Welcome all to the brand new official AFP Photo Twitter account !!!
— AFP Photo Department (@AFPphoto) January 7, 2013
If you're in London, please join me at the opening of my show at Chris Beetles Fine Photographs Gallery opening tomorrow, January 15.
— McCurry Studios (@McCurryStudios) January 14, 2013
This is going up on facebook. Me and suzie http://yfrog.com/5j1gbj
— joe mcnally (@JoeMcNallyPhoto) May 20, 2009
First things first… Hmmm… What to use for avatar…
— Gregory Heisler (@heislerhimself) March 20, 2011
Wrapping up Day 1 of the Creative Sessions. Note to self: don't forget to turn off the microphone during breaks.
— Art Wolfe (@artwolfe) May 1, 2009
From The Blog: Photo(s) of the Day 11_06_08: I'm now peppering in occasional images in .. http://tinyurl.com/5t2hak
— Chase Jarvis (@chasejarvis) November 12, 2008
— LaChapelle Studio (@LaChapelleland) April 7, 2010
Working at the new studio.
— Zack Arias (@zarias) December 11, 2007
David Alan Harvey
New BURN post: charlie mahoney – a troubled paradise http://www.burnmagazine.org/essays/2009/12/charlie-mahoney-a-troubled-paradise/
— David Alan Harvey (@davidalanharvey) December 20, 2009
uh oh… entering the twittersphere… took me awhile – but here goes… rodney and joseph – you're to blame!
— Vincent Laforet (@vincentlaforet) November 20, 2009
Playing with Twitter
— Jeremy Cowart (@jeremycowart) March 8, 2007
eating ceviche in Mex
— Jimmy Chin (@jimkchin) December 16, 2008
is coworking in a Starbucks. Which is about an 11 on a scale of 1 to 10 on the clichémeter…
— David Hobby (@strobist) April 4, 2008
New Nikon D800 reviewed at http://t.co/hiGjskME
— Ken Rockwell (@kenrockwell) February 7, 2012
Got something to say about your day? Upload your 140 seconds for a chance at 100k – www.nikonfestival.com #NikonFestival
— NikonUSA (@NikonUSA) November 16, 2009
Welcome to the #Canon Corporate Twitter handle! Stay tuned for the latest on Canon events, news and much more!
— Canon USA (@CanonUSA) June 3, 2013
— Fujifilm (@FujifilmUS) August 28, 2009
Olympus Imaging America Inc. is now officially on Twitter. Perhaps a picture is worth a thousand tweets?
— Olympus (@getolympus) May 2, 2009
samsung digital imaging
— Samsung Camera (@SamsungCamera) February 23, 2009
Leica Camera AG
Antony Suau wins Wolrd Press Photo 2008 with an M6 picture http://tiny.cc/H1pxv
— Leica Camera AG (@leica_camera) April 8, 2009
— Hasselblad (@Hasselblad) February 18, 2013
— GoPro® (@GoPro) April 17, 2009
Hello #photo world! Sigma Photo has officially joined the Twitterverse. Check out the latest on the DP2's availability! http://ow.ly/8lLW
— Sigma Corporation US (@Sigma_Photo) May 21, 2009
We tried to be as extensive as we could, but it’s a near certainty that some important names slipped our minds. If you feel someone or some other company or brand should be included that wasn’t, drop us a line in the comments and we’ll add them to the list!