American photographer Richard S. Roberts was a popular name in photography in 1920’s and 1930’s South Carolina, but somehow his posthumous legacy was virtually unknown until recent discovery.
The South Carolina-based self-taught photographer had a grandiose reputation for portraiture, having a gift to imitate reality in an almost perfect fashion and likeness despite having limited materials and a small studio. Through his portraiture, he documented every aspect of the lives of the African-American community in South Carolina, an unknown visual history only to be unraveled now.
Learn more about this historical photographer through this 27-minute documentary.
Ansel Adams' western American landscapes will always be the iconic photographic representation of early America, hence so many other photographers he influenced gave their own visual attempts of canyons and valleys in the West Coast. Here we have a rare, early preview of 19th century East America.
For vintage portraitists, no one can ever go wrong with Edward Curtis, the American photographer, and ethnologist whose coverage of the American West and Native American peoples continue to be one of the most significant works and oeuvre of an artist in American history.
The speed of sound is being studied through three music genres found in the late 20th century. From the late 1960s to today, this show takes us back to the different eras and phases of music history and genre.
Photography's role as a communicator of the complex and complicated have never been more amplified in the 20th century. Here are three decades of American history that marks some of the most important moments, taken by none other than the most respected photographers.
A long-time fan of plastic cameras, Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy delves into the joys of finding a cheap, reliable camera that is perfect for a particular project.