Gertrude Käsebier. Mrs. Ward and Baby, 1903. (Library of Congress)

Laurie Simmons. Woman/Purple/Dress, 1978/87. (Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures)

Alfred Stieglitz. The Flatiron Building, 1902. (Camera Work)

Edward Weston. Pepper #30 , 1930. (© Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents.

Photography and War

Tech Sgt. Hans H. Deffner. General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, U.S. Central Command commander-in-chief, tours the 23rd Communication Squadron encampment during Operation Desert Shield, January 1991. (Corbis)

Ronald Haeberle. My-Lai Massacre, March 16, 1968. (Life Magazine © Time Inc.)

George Strock. Dead GI's on Buna Beach, 1943. (Life Magazine © Time Inc.)

Photographer unknown. Repairing field telephone lines during a gas attack at the front ,c.1914-18 Keystone View stereograph. (Courtesy George Eastman House)

Digital Truth

George Mahlberg. Oswald/Ruby as Rock Band, 1996 Adaptation by George E. Mahlberg of original photograph by Bob Jackson 1963. (Courtesy of George Mahlberg)

Photographer unknown. Composograph of Alice Rhinelander, 1925. (created by Harry Grogin and the Editors of the New York Evening Graphic)

Photographer unknown. A worn black and white snapshot that appears to show three American pilots shot down over Indochina during the Vietnam War. (Reuters/HO/Archive Photos)

Photographer unknown. Three Soviet farmers, 1923.


Presidential Image-Making

Cecil Stoughton. Kennedy children visit the Oval Office. President Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, Jr. White House, Oval Office, October 10, 1962. (National Archives and Records Administration)

President Reagan (The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library)

Underwood and Underwood. Theodore Roosevelt Addressing a Crowd, 1901-09. (Collection of The New-York Historical Society)



Nickolas Muray. Dodge, 1933. (Courtesy of George Eastman House)

Edward Steichen. Camel Cigarettes, After 1927. (Courtesy of Joanna T. Steichen)

Tom Maday/Center for Disease Control. (Courtesy of Tom Maday/Center for Disease Control)

Social Change

Lewis W. Hine. Shrimp pickers in Peerless Oyster Co., March 3, 1911. (National Archives and Records Administration)

Stephen Shames. Bronx, New York, 1989. (Stephen Shames/Matrix)

Marion Post Wolcott. Tenant farmer's children, one with rickets, on badly eroded land near Wadsboro, North Carolina, 1938. (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA - OWI Collection [ LC-USF34-50720-E]

Cultural Identity

Albert Chong. Addressing the Chinese Jamaican Business Community, 1992. (Courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art, New York, N.Y.)

Chester Higgins, Jr. Memorial to African ancestors who perished in Atlantic Ocean during transfer from Africa to American enslavement., 1990. (Courtesy of photographer)

Joseph Rodriguez. Mexican Migrant Project., Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, 1996. (Courtesy of photographer)


Image Lab Introduction

Harold Edgerton. Gussie Moran, 1949. (Palm Press)

Bob Jackson, Oswald shot. 1963. (Courtesy of photographer)

Charles H. Porter 4th. Okalahoma City, OK. Firefighter Chris Fields is seen holding 1 yr. Old Baylee Almon. Soon after, the child was pronounced dead. April, 19, 1995. (Sygma Photo News)

Atomic bomb. Los Alamos National Library

National Archives and Records Administration

Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. FSA-OWI Collection

At the Edge: Cropping

Dorothea Lange. Plantation owner, Mississippi Delta, new Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1936. (Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. FSA-OWI Collection LC-USF34-T01-009599-CDLC)

Tom Arndt. Mondale for President Primary Campaign, New York, 1984. (Minnesota Historical Society)

Virtual Photo shoot

Dorothea Lange. Migrant Mother, 1936. (The Dorothea Lange Collection, Oakland Museum of California, City of Oakland. Gift of Paul S. Taylor)

Paul S. Taylor. Dorothea Lange in Texas on the Plains, 1934. (The Dorothea Lange Collection, Oakland Museum of California, City of Oakland. Gift of Paul S. Taylor)