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Alexander Gardner

(1821—1882)

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Bernard Berenson

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Literature.

(1865–1959),

art historian and philosopher. Born in Lithuania and educated in America, he settled in Europe in 1887. He published Italian Painters of the Renaissance (as separate...

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Dennis Miller Bunker

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(1861–90).

Painter. Noted as one of the first Americans to work in an impressionist style, he painted innovative landscapes, as well as highly accomplished figural works in a more...

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Ernest Francisco Fenollosa

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(1853–1908).

An American educator, poet, and pioneering scholar of E. Asian fine arts and culture.

His published works include East and West (1893), a collection of...

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execution photographs

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

Have served various purposes. Photographers and picture editors have speculated on ghoulish curiosity. Governments and occupying authorities have invoked the camera's ‘unimpeachable...

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George N. Barnard

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(1819–1902).

Photographer. Among the earliest photographers to record newsworthy events, he contributed importantly to visual documentation of the Civil War. Born in Coventry,...

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Mathew B. Brady

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(1823?–96).

Photographer. Known for portraits of illustrious Americans, he also masterminded creation of an extensive visual record of the Civil War, the first military conflict to...

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migration and photography

Overview page. Subjects: Photography and Photographs.

Portraits by the Canadian photographer William Notman discovered in an Aberdeen bookshop, or group photographs of first‐generation Asian immigrants from the Belle Vue Studio, Bradford (see...

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Photography, American

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In the United States, as elsewhere, images fixed by chemical responses to light excited widespread interest as soon as the process became available. Although photography's “truth” to...

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Timothy H. O'Sullivan

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(1840–82).

Photographer. Known for Civil War scenes and western landscapes, he overcame the harsh working conditions of wartime and rugged terrain to produce some of the nineteenth...

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war photography

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Introduction

Perhaps no event susceptible to being photographed has received more attention than war. Many groups have been interested in the camera's precise visual documentation...

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