It's hard to get a job as a professional photographer these days -- much harder for other photographic job positions that isn't about 'photography'. In the olden days, almost any fast learner with the persistence to learn analogue film can land a photography-related job, whether you're working for the military, the post office, the government, the film lab, scientific research institutes, etc.
This 27-minute short film from Kodak, meant to help graduating high school students to find a certain head-start career in photography, reminds us a bygone time where film photography was once a big pond to join. We can't help but dream out of nostalgia and miss the good 'ol days.
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.
Refusing to be labeled as a war photographer, Bruno Barbey's four-decade career captured most of the 20th-century world history's most arresting moments of humanity in the face of conflict and adversity.
Paris-born photographer Elliot Erwitt was part of the legendary Roy Stryker's roster of catapulting the careers of documentary photographers. In the case of the 22-year-old Erwitt, he was sent to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the 1950's.
Vietnam was under the French Rule since the 19 century. By the early 20th century, prosperity of Western influences came to Vietnam. The photographs were taken by Charles Petrie! Who captured everyday life.
Once upon a day in Dutch thrift store, a photographer that went by the name of Martijn van Oers purchased a folding camera from the early 20th century. Little did he know, tucked inside was an exposed, undeveloped film.
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.
From the 19th century to today, the concept of 'family' has changed over time -- from families born into ones, to the ones we have chosen for ourselves. Photographers then and now have found the basic unit of society an interesting, continuous study.
In the heydays of the 20th century, photographers Gérard Ifert, William Klein, and Wojciech Zamecznik invented a new sort and dimension of photography in the 50's and 60's. Taking lessons from abstract art, photography became capable of modernist, graphic surrealism with the camera.
In early 20th century, a photographer named Arthur Mole and his assistant John Thomas were commissioned by the US Military to capture group portraits of patriotic symbols to boost the country's morale.