Saturday Scenes

Thu 4 March 2010

Photographic Effects

Filed under: #satscene —— Sylvia @ 00:38

Mathew Brady, now known as the father of photojournalism, was a 19th century photographer. He was famous even then for his focus on becoming a photo-historian, documenting the American Civil War and taking portraits of the important personalities of the day. “From the first, I regarded myself as under obligation to my country to preserve the faces of its historic men and mothers.”

On the 27th of February, 1860, Mathew Brady took a photograph of the President after the Cooper Union speech.

Mathew Brady’s Lincoln « Iconic Photos

Lincoln would also later admit that “Brady and the Cooper Union speech made me president of the United States,” adding the photograph “dispelled the opposition base on the rumours of my long ungainly figure, large feet, clumsy hands, and long, gaunt head; making me into a man of human aspect and dignified bearing.”

On the 27th of February, 2010, these great photographs were taken, documenting just one Saturday out of dozens in the year. But who knows which photographs may prove important in the years to come?

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