By Martin W. Sandler
"If i'll inform the tale in phrases, i would not have to lug round a camera."-Lewis Hine
A wonderful view of the United States as captured via groundbreaking photographers
American historical past is punctuated through defining moments-some proud, a few tragic, a few attractive. images has made it attainable for those moments to be captured and shared with the general public. because the craft has advanced from unwieldy glass negatives to electronic imagery, the pictures themselves have replaced the best way we see the world.
From Mathew Brady's startling Civil battle images to NASA's lovely pictures of the universe, America throughout the Lens via Martin W. Sandler highlights twelve photographers whose paintings has actually replaced the kingdom.
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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.
You will meet Lewis Hine, who spent years of his life taking pictures of the millions of young children working from dawn to dusk in factories, canneries, and mines, pictures so powerful that they were instrumental in the abolishment of child labor. And you will be introduced to Frances Benjamin Johnston, whose photographs of African Americans in the post–Civil War years gave the world a portrayal of these people far different from any that had ever before been presented. These are but three of the talented and dedicated people you will meet.
Haunting pictures of exploited children not only led to needed change, but also made Lewis Hine one of America’s most respected photographers. Edward S. Curtis (1868–1952) Immortalizing the Native Americans It was a goal that seemed impossible for one man. But Edward S. Curtis accomplished it. ” Born near Whitewater, Wisconsin, in 1868, Curtis moved to Minnesota with his family when he was very young. His father had served with the Union army in the Civil War and had brought a camera back home with him when he returned.
America Through the Lens. Photographers Who Changed the Nation by Martin W. Sandler