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America Through the Lens

Photographers Who Changed the Nation

Martin W. Sandler

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera."-Lewis Hine

A stunning view of America as captured by groundbreaking photographers

American history is punctuated by defining moments-some proud, some tragic, some beautiful. Photography has made it possible for these moments to be captured and shared with the public. As the craft has evolved from unwieldy glass negatives to digital imagery, the photographs themselves have changed the way we see the world.

From Mathew Brady's startling Civil War photographs to NASA's stunning images of the universe, this book highlights twelve photographers whose work has truly changed the nation.

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DOROTHEA LANGE: Bringing Relief to Millions

"Their roots were all torn out," wrote Dorothea Lange. "The only background they had was a background of utter poverty . . . I had to get my camera to register those things about those people that were more important than how poor they were - their pride, their strength, their spirit." The people Lange was talking about were the hundreds of thousands of Americans who, in the 1930s, has lost almost everything they owned when their once-rich farmland turned to dust. The pictures she took made the nation aware of their plight and earned her the title
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Martin W. Sandler

  • Martin W. Sandler is an award-winning author of many books for young readers, including The Story of Photography, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book, and Vaqueros. He is also a television producer. A five-time Emmy winner and a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee, he lives in Massachusetts with his wife.
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America Through the Lens

Photographers Who Changed the Nation

Martin W. Sandler

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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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