America Through the Lens: Photographers Who Changed the by Martin W. Sandler

By Martin W. Sandler

"If i may inform the tale in phrases, i would not have to lug round a camera."-Lewis Hine

A attractive view of the USA as captured through groundbreaking photographers

American historical past is punctuated via defining moments-some proud, a few tragic, a few appealing. images has made it attainable for those moments to be captured and shared with the general public. because the craft has developed from unwieldy glass negatives to electronic imagery, the pictures themselves have replaced the way in which we see the world.

From Mathew Brady's startling Civil battle images to NASA's beautiful pictures of the universe, this publication highlights twelve photographers whose paintings has actually replaced the nation.

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Brady had already changed the way people viewed their world by becoming a pioneer in the field of photography. Soon he would change the nation’s attitudes toward war. Born in 1823 in Warren County, New York, Brady became fascinated with paintings as a child and decided he wanted to be an artist. An ambitious young man, he was able, at the age of sixteen, to gain an apprenticeship with the well-known painter William Page. Mathew Brady said that “from the first. ” On a fateful day in 1839, Page introduced his apprentice to a fellow artist and friend, Samuel F.

She was then to produce prints of all the pictures she took. Included also was a backbreaking deadline: She had to complete all of the work in six weeks. Johnston not only fulfilled the requirements, she exceeded them. In under six weeks she took seven hundred striking photographs, images that not only brilliantly documented the school activities but revealed her photographic style. When the school pictures were completed, they were taken to Europe, where they were shown at the prestigious Paris Exposition of 1900.

He photographed them inside the Ellis Island facilities, where they had to withstand many physical and mental examinations before they were allowed to enter the country. He also took pictures in the crowded tenement buildings where most of the immigrants were forced to live. Hine’s photographs of the newcomers were different from most of the other portrayals of the time. Up to that point, many newspaper artists and cartoonists, suspicious of the hordes of immigrants with their “strange” clothing and languages, had depicted the recent arrivals as ignorant people lacking ambition.

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