I don't make traditional portraits, I capture people living real life.
That's why I admire the work of documentary photographers like Dorothea Lange (USA, 1895-1965). Her 'dustbowl'-pictures taken during the American depression are part of our collective memoir of that historical time.
One other interesting biography I'd like to mention here is that of Vivian Maier (USA, 1926-2009). Altough American, she spent most of her youth in France. The more than 100.000 pictures she made were discovered after her death. They show daily life, street life, ordinary people, poor people, mostly in New York and Chicago.