Monday, September 15, 2008

American Photography

I've seen American Photography a few times now, and every time I am amazed at how powerful photography is. It has changed the world in so many ways. Photography brought issues like segregation and child labor to the attentention of the country and the world. It showed us the horrible things that humans can do to each other; war, murder, genocide. They also do a lot of good. They help us remember people and events that are important to us. The people that lost their photos in a storm wou Without photos, we wouldn't have things to remember historical events other than stories from people who were there, which only last as long as they live.

Memphis, Tennessee. June 1937. Dorothea Lange, photographer."A fish restaurant for Negroes in the section of the city where cotton hoers are recruited." [Sign: "Bryant's Place Hot Fish for Colored."]

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