For every glossy copy of National Geographic magazine you’ve paged through, there are hundreds of photos that you haven’t seen, photographs that didn’t make the final cut, but did make it into a massive underground vault.
Jeffrey Brown visits National Geographic’s vault of more than 11.5 million images spanning more than a century of photography and illustration. Continue reading
Some photographs, like “Migrant Mother,” have become iconic images, part of our shared history. It and many other photos were taken by a woman who is herself the subject of a new biography: “Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits.”
America’s understanding of the Great Depression has, in large part, been shaped by the photography of Dorothea Lange. With the nation once again steeped in financial turmoil, Lange’s images have taken on new relevance. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
Holding out for the course of a career that spans more than 40 years, photographer Robert Bergman refused to compromise on when and where he would hold his first show; standing by a personal philosophy of “getting it right,” he patiently waited for the right time.