Cradoc Bagshaw

Cradoc Bagshaw is an award winning photographer and photojournalist who works internationally. Documentary and street photography are his passions. “I’m not a travel photographer, but I work best when I’m traveling.” HIs classic Leica black and white images capture the key moments in life that connect us all together.

Cradoc has been a professional photographer and photojournalist for over forty years, doing work for dozens of publications including Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Business Week and the New York Times. He’s been associated with photography agencies including Black Star and with Gamma Liaison in New York, doing assignments for both their editorial and corporate division.

Cradoc is also a teacher who has lectured on photography at numerous locations, including NYU and the International Center of Photography in New York, and at UCLA, the California Polytechnic Institute and Brooks Institute of Photography in California.

Clients Include

  • TIME Magazine
  • Forbes Magazine
  • The New York Times
  • Business Week Magazine
  • USA Today
  • ABC Good Morning America
  • Columbia, Capitol and Vanguard Records
  • Whitney Museum NY, Amon Carter Museum, Smithsonian Museum
  • Santa Fe Opera – Photographer


About 99% of my black and white photos were taken with Leica rangefinder cameras. A few with Leica M3’s and M4’s, but mainly with Leica M6’s and Tri-X film.

For the last few years I’ve been using Leica M9’s and the Leica Monochrom black and white only digital camera with a 35mm Summicron Asph and a 28mm Elmarit Asph lens. I also use a Leica 50mm Summicron and a 90mm Summarit from time to time.