The Art Of Photography : Art

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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 during World War II. The photos taken by these artists, created a historical documentation of pivotal points in America. Photographs give the viewer the simulates between the art of history painting, the writings of history and historical theater. Matthew B. Brady was born in Warren County, New York in 1823. He is one of America 's first photographers. He is known as the father of photojournalism. In 1839, the daguerreotype was invented in Paris, France. Brady studied under the inventor Samuel Morse, who used new technique of the daguerreotype for taking photographs. A daguerreotype was the first way to take photographs. Daguerreotypes were made from thin sheets of copper, ambrotypes were made from glass, ferrotypes and tintypes were made…
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