Mathew Brady, a 19th century pioneer of American photography, was known for both his portraits of celebrities as well as for his searing images of the Civil War. Jeffrey Brown talks to Robert Wilson, author of a new biography called, "Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation," about how the artist shaped the vision of America. Continue reading
Photographer Carolyn Jones spent two years profiling changes in the health care system. Her new book, "The American Nurse," highlights how the profession of nursing is evolving. Jones and Rhonda Collins of Fresenius Kabi USA join Hari Sreenivasan for a closer look at nurses’ roles on the front lines of American medicine. Continue reading
The work of seven visual artists in the recent exhibit, Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter, highlights the unique and diverse experiences of Asian-American identity. Continue reading
Chuck Close is one of the most-recognized artists of our era, best known for his large-scale portraits of friends, fellow artists and often himself. A new biography, "Chuck Close: Life" was recently published. Jeffrey Brown speaks to its author, Christopher Finch, and the subject, Chuck Close. Continue reading
“Echoes of Elvis” showcases works by artists created only after 1977, the year Presley died. But the show was organized with a very special anniversary in mind what would have been his 75th birthday. Therefore, the exhibit explores the many transformations the recording artist underwent during his lifetime: the rebel youth, the sex symbol, army sergeant, movie star, Las Vegas regular.
For troops in the field, few things are more important than reminders of their families — particularly photos. Tom Bearden reports on how some photographers are lending a helping hand. Continue reading