Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Mathew B. Brady

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Often cited as "the father of photojournalism", Mathew Brady took many of the photographs that exist of the American Civil War and, through his paid assistants, was responsible for many more. He began his career as a painter, then a portrait photographer. After the war he returned to portraits, as with this one of himself, taken around 1875, but he never recovered his wartime success, and died penniless in 1896.

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Original B&W photo.