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Photography began with the introduction of the daguerreotype in 1839. The development of the instantaneously captured image brought with it notions of photographic truth, documentation of the ephemeral, and visual testimony to experience. In the years since the daguerreotype, the photographic medium has reinvented itself many times over with the advents of film, digital, Photoshop, and finally social media—blurring the lines between professional and amateur, documentation and fiction.

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How Werner Bischof Captured Life After War
How Werner Bischof Captured Life After War

Though we take the concept of photojournalism for granted today, it wasn’t until the middle of the 20th century that the gen…

Thomas Hoepker's "White Sands"
Thomas Hoepker's "White Sands"

This luminous photograph seems to capture, in a single frame, the vast beauty of the American Southwest. It’s not the palett…

Stieglitz and O'Keeffe: A Love Story
Stieglitz and O'Keeffe: A Love Story

Who doesn’t love a good, passionate love story? And when that story includes two of the most influential artists of the 20th…

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Leland Melvin
Leland Melvin
American, 1964–present
Babak Tafreshi
Babak Tafreshi
Iranian, 1978–present
David Guttenfelder
David Guttenfelder
American, 1969–present

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Nadar's Portraits
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Leland Melvin’s View From Space

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