Alexander Gardner (1821-1882) The Civil War

Alexander Gardner and the Civil War Referring of his work as a photographer of the American Civil War, Alexander Gardner said, “It is designed to speak for itself. As mementos of the fearful struggle through which the country has just passed, it is confidently hoped...

The Legacy of Matthew Brady (1823/4-1896)

MATTHEW BRADY AND HIS OPERATIVES “The camera is the eye of history.” Matthew Brady From Portraiture to the Civil War It is unclear precisely when Matthew Brady was born, in fact, in an 1891 interview, the photographer himself said “I go back to near...

Carleton Watkins (1829-1916)

PHOTOGRAPHING THE AMERICAN WEST PART ONE Carleton Watkins in Yosemite  In a virtually unreadable book on the discovery of the California territory called “Yosemite,” the first owner of a tourist establishment in what became a national park, James M....

Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879)

SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Artful Photography Julia Margaret Cameron and the Eminent Victorians Julia Margaret Cameron knew absolutely everyone worth knowing in Victorian England or she was connected to someone who knew those she did not know. Her connections to the...

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