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The Art of Photography

Art imitates life, everywhere we find art. Speeches are an art form in their own. They summarize the events going on in the country at that given time. Some artists have been so enchanted by some of the presidential, political, activists that they produced art as an expression of their opinion of a certain idea. The Civil war was the most photographed conflict of the 19th century. Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, George Barnard and Timothy O’Sullivan were pioneers in photography. What they captured was history with their cameras and equipment. Seventy years later, Margaret Bourke-White transformed photojournalism during the most historic time period of the 20th century, as the first woman war correspondent
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In 1855, Brady started using Ambrotypes, it was cheaper than the Daguerreotype, and it was produced on a silver-coated sheet of glass. Matthew B. Brady employed Alexander Gardner a Scotsman, in 1856. Gardner was skilled in the paper print process. Gardner and Brady came up with Imperials images that could be printed repeatedly, especially for paper print photography. Brady photographed many famous influential people during his time, including Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Harriet Tubman, Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams,Millard Fillmore, Jefferson Davis, Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Zachary Taylor, and Robert E. Lee. Brady photographed Lincoln when he secured the republican nomination in 1860. Lincoln gave a powerful antislavery lecture “Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end dare to do our duty as we understand”(Rosenheim 29) Lincoln 's speech was not far from Brad’s studio, there he captured one of the many portraits he would take of Lincoln. This photograph was duplicated into many different sizes and forms, it contributed widely to Lincoln 's presidential campaign. “He received hardly any votes in the South and only about 40 percent nationwide”(Ayers). Abraham Lincoln won the four man race against John C. Breckinridge, John Bell, and Stephen A. Douglas for the presidency. Lincoln won the November 6, 1860 election, and on December 20, 1860 South Carolina seceded from the union,
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