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

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 US as captured by means of groundbreaking photographers
American background is punctuated by way of 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 way in which we see the world.
From Mathew Brady's startling Civil conflict pictures to NASA's gorgeous photos of the universe, America throughout the Lens through Martin W. Sandler highlights twelve photographers whose paintings has really replaced the kingdom.

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She showed women what could be done and then helped them do it. She showed the nation that many of its perceptions about its African-American citizens were outrageously false. And she did it all by setting her own standards and following her own rules. Irreverent to the end, she summed up her life with a simple statement: “I’ve learned not to depend on the Lord,” she proclaimed. ” “She composed a portrait that evoked a true and lasting visual suggestion of the age,” wrote a photography critic of Johnston’s accomplishments.

A skilled writer, he wrote detailed and moving notes on his young subjects, describing their age, the type of work they did, and the hardships and dangers they endured. These descriptions were almost as important as the photos themselves in convincing government officials and the American public that the evils of child labor were all too real. ” Printed in newspapers and magazines throughout America, Hine’s photographs were also used on posters, in booklets, and in films. Viewers, including government officials, were shocked by what his camera had revealed.

William Henry Jackson’s long and distinguished career as a landscape photographer was honored when this beautiful lake in what is now Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park was named for him. ” Always a perfectionist, Johnston was an individual who loved to shock people. She lived at a time when there were many things that women were not supposed to do, and most people believed that a woman’s place was in the home. But Johnston broke all the rules. She smoked, she drank beer, and she even wore skirts that scandalously revealed her ankles.

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