By Martin W. Sandler
"If i'll inform the tale in phrases, i would not have to lug round a camera."-Lewis Hine
A attractive view of the US as captured by means of groundbreaking photographers
American heritage 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 developed from unwieldy glass negatives to electronic imagery, the images themselves have replaced the way in which we see the world.
From Mathew Brady's startling Civil warfare pictures to NASA's gorgeous pictures of the universe, America throughout the Lens by means of Martin W. Sandler highlights twelve photographers whose paintings has actually replaced the kingdom.
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Extra info for America Through the Lens. Photographers Who Changed the Nation
But Hayden and his team quickly discovered the stories were not false. They weren’t exaggerated. As the men ventured deeper into the area and looked around them, they realized that, if anything, the early descriptions had been understated. For Jackson, in particular, the first encounter with the wonders of Yellowstone was an emotional experience. He understood that seeing these marvels was one thing; photographing them in a way that did justice to their splendor was something else again. While photography had come a long way since Mathew Brady had introduced the medium to America, taking a picture was still a difficult task.
He would also bring along sound equipment to record as many traditional tales and songs as he could. And, as if this was not challenging enough, he would culminate the project by putting together a large series of books containing thousands of his pictures and observations. Curtis’s portrait of Princess Angeline, taken early in his career, shows the young photographer’s ability to show the very soul of his subjects. Through pictures such as this one that he included in his twenty-volume publication titled The North American Indians, Edward Curtis earned widespread acclaim.
Brady photographed the future president just before he delivered an important speech at Cooper Union in New York. Aware of the importance of the picture, Brady used all his skills to produce an image that would present the candidate in the most appealing, dignified manner possible. Thousands of copies of Brady’s Cooper Union portrait of Abraham Lincoln were sold throughout the nation and drawings made from the image were published in leading newspapers of the day. The pictures taken by Brady’s corps of Civil War cameramen, including those of the various troops drilling between battles, marked the beginning of American military photography.
America Through the Lens. Photographers Who Changed the Nation by Martin W. Sandler