Learn about some of the very first photographic techniques, and discover photographs of the early 1800s to the present. Hear artists discuss their images and processes.

Photographers

Learn how photographers and artists have explored innovative ways to use photography to represent and interpret the changing world.
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P.H. Emerson
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P.H. Emerson's naturalistic photography
P.H. Emerson (1856-1936) believed that "nothing in nature has a hard outline" and attempted to emulate natural eyesight wherein the subject is sharp and everything else gradually falls out of focus. Love art? Follow us on Google+
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John Humble's photographs of Los Angeles
Photographer John Humble has been documenting the Los Angeles landscape since the 1970s. Love art? Follow us on Google+ All images ©John Humble, courtesy the Jan Kesner Gallery.
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Camilo Vergara documents the changing urban landscape
In 1967, Camilo Vergara recorded a dilapidated building in South Bend, Indiana. Vergara believes that the changing nature of buildings can reveal the social history of poor American neighborhoods. Love art? Follow us on Google+
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David Hockney's "Pearblossom Hwy"
The artist David Hockney called his photo collages, “drawing with a camera.” Here he discusses perspective and other issues in Pearblossom Hwy., 11-18th April 1986, #2. Love art? Follow us on Google+
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Eileen Cowin on her series "I See What You're Saying"
Combining text and photography, contemporary artist Eileen Cowin explores narrative within her work. Love art? Follow us on Google+
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Carrie Mae Weems on her series "From Here I Saw What Happened and I Cried"
Combining text and photography, contemporary artist Carrie Mae Weems explores the notion of a narrative within her work. Love art? Follow us on Google+