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Photography changes our relationship to our planet
By Stewart Brand

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Button by Stewart Brand

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The Moon by Henry Draper
School of Aerial Photography, Cameras and Staff by Aerial Expeditionary Force with Edward Steichen
AEF Interpretation, Plate 26, Photo 2 by Aerial Expeditionary Force with Edward Steichen
Untitled by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Earth by Apollo 15
Untitled by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Astronaut, Core Tube, Lunar Module in Background by Apollo 12
Astronaut Carrying Experiment Packages by Apollo 11
Saturn’s Rings Sparkle with X-rays by Chandra X-ray Observatory
Glass Positive of the Moon by Henry Draper
School of Aerial Photography, Vert-26cm-len by Aerial Expeditionary Force with Edward Steichen
First Launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 24, 1950 by U.S. Air Force
NGC 4258 (M106): Mysterious Arms Revealed by Chandra X-ray Observatory
Venus in a New Light (The second planet closest to the Sun in our solar system.) by Chandra X-ray Observatory
Army Air Service, Bomb Dropping - #40 by Aerial Expeditionary Force with Edward Steichen

Photography changes how we collect, preserve, and present cultural artifacts
By Merry A. Foresta

  • Architect's Model of the Smithsonian Institution Castle, 1846
  • Unidentified photographer
  • Daguerreotype
  • National Museum of American History, Behring Center, Division of Information Technology and Communications
  • Photographic History Collection
  • Image No. AFS 140

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Fire in Smithsonian Institution Building, 1865 by Alexander Gardner

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Aerial View of Smithsonian Institution Building and Natural History Building by Army Air Corps
Chinese Kite Frame by Thomas Smillie
Installation View of Smithsonian Photography Exhibition by Thomas Smillie
Untitled by Thomas Smillie
Installation View of Scientific Photography Exhibition by Thomas Smillie
Installation View of Smithsonian Photography Exhibition Art Section by Thomas Smillie
Exhibit Area by Unidentified photographer
Samuel F. B. Morse's Daguerreotype Equipment by Thomas Smillie
Untitled by Thomas Smillie
Untitled by Thomas Smillie
Ta-Ka-Ko ? (Chief Grey Fox) in Native Dress, Wearing Blanket, Fur Hat with Feather, and Bear Claw Necklace, and Smoking Pipe, 1858 by James E. McClees Studio
Portrait of Tshe-Tan Wa-Ku-Wa Ma-Ni ? (Chief Hawk That Hunts Walking), Called Little Crow, in Partial Native Dress and With Lance, 1857 by James E. McClees Studio

Photography changes the struggle for racial justice
By Maurice Berger

  • The Movement, 1964
  • Danny Lyon
  • Collection of the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture University of Maryland Baltimore County
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Peace March and Rally in New York City, April 27, 1968 by Diana Davies
Taken in Harlem, New York in 1965, this image shows a woman supporting the Selma, Alabama, civil rights march to the state capital in Montgomery. by Diana Davies
Marian Anderson Arriving at Union Station, Washington, D.C. by Robert S. Scurlock
Placards for a N.Y. CORE march to support James Meredith in New York City, June 11, 1966. by Diana Davies
Protest of Gone with the Wind Movie Showing by Addison N. Scurlock
Marian Anderson Singing at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. by Robert S. Scurlock
The Homestead Grays Negro League Baseball Team by Addison N. Scurlock
Civil Rights Marcher by Diana Davies
Concert by Marian Anderson at the Lincoln Memorial, Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939 by Robert S. Scurlock
Civil Rights Buttons by Diana Davies
The Homestead Grays by Addison N. Scurlock
N.Y. CORE march to support James Meredith in New York City, June 11, 1966. by Diana Davies
Untitled by Addison N. Scurlock
Howard University Nurses Graduation by Addison N. Scurlock

Photography changes how we experience history
By David Friend

  • Excerpts, taken every four seconds, of American Airlines Flight 11 on the morning of September 11, 2001
  • Wolfgang Staehle
  • Digital photograph
  • Photograph by Wolfgang Staehle
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Excerpts, taken every four seconds, of American Airlines Flight 11 on the morning of September 11 by Wolfgang Staehle
Excerpts, taken every four seconds, of American Airlines Flight 11 on the morning of September 11 by Wolfgang Staehle

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Crossroads, September 11 by Christophe Agou
Blue Hour by Joel Meyerowitz
Flag at midnight by Joel Meyerowitz
New York City Armory by John Bigelow Taylor
Untitled by Susan Watts
Untitled by Susan Watts
Untitled by Susan Watts
Untitled by Susan Watts
Untitled by Susan Watts
Untitled by Susan Watts
Untitled by Susan Watts
Missing by Donald Lokuta
The Exodus III 2001, The Voice of the Silence Series by Rikki Reich
Looking northeast by Joel Meyerowitz
Promenade Brooklyn by Louis Stettner
Wild Man on Third Ave. by Ralston Crawford
Untitled (Family on Street) by Rebecca Lepkoff
World Trade Center by Hiroshi Sugimoto

Photography changes our desire for celebrity and glamour
By Amy Henderson

  • Veronica Lake, c. 1945
  • Unidentified creator
  • Halftone Poster
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Image No. S/NPG.89.23

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Veronica Lake by Roger Soubie
Veronica Lake by George Hurrell

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Mbombio, Chief Mogendo's principal wife. by Eliot Elisofon
Mother with daughter and baby by Unidentified photographer
Little girl, possibly Eileen McKenna, getting hair washed by Unidentified photographer
Bill Blass Interprets the Cover Girl Look by Richard Avedon
Party face of the seventies by Unidentified photographer
Miss America with Kansas City Office Staff of Lever Brothers Co. by Anderson
African American woman model for Noxzema Skin Cream by Unidentified photographer
One row of 25 grocery carts, 11'6" overall, Telescope Carts Inc. by Unidentified photographer
The Best on Earth. / The Best on Mars. by Unidentified photographer
First Lady of the Land, First Lady of the Air by Unidentified photographer
In 60 seconds, Dorothy Lamour learns how to buy a better mattress by Unidentified photographer
Nat Mathis Spraying Hair of Woman with Afro-Sheen by Harris & Ewing
Nat the Bush Doctor by Harris & Ewing
Mrs. Cornlius Vanderbilt Jr. is Young...[sic] Entrancing.....Beautful...as the world expects her to be. by Unidentified photographer
Esther Williams by Nickolas Muray
Antoine Salon (Hair and Manicure) (5 Rue Cambon) by M. Thérèse Bonney
Greta Garbo by Clarence Sinclair Bull
Women Riding Newly Installed Escalators in Au Printemps by M. Thérèse Bonney
Marion Florsheim poses with Dog and Fairchild 24W Airplane by Hans Groenoff

Photography changes medical diagnosis and treatment
By Michael P. Kelly

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Iris Atrophy by Michael P. Kelly
Irs Fluorescein Angiogram by Michael P. Kelly
Retinal Detachment by Michael P. Kelly

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Raphael Soyer by Alfredo Valente
Keratoconus by Michael P. Kelly
Eye Tumor - Ultra-wide Angle by Michael P. Kelly
Conjunctival Hemangioma by Michael P. Kelly
Choroideremia in negative by Michael P. Kelly
Anomalous iris vessel by Michael P. Kelly
Retinal hemorrhage from ARMD by Michael P. Kelly
Corona of the Sun during a Solar Eclipse by Thomas Smillie
Color Photograph of Solar Spectrum by Gabriel Lippmann
Photomicrograph of Algae by John William Draper
Veiled Woman with Pearls by Antoin Sevruguin

Photography changes every day objects
By Daile Kaplan

  • Mother and child, c. 1910's
  • Unidentified photographer
  • Medium unknown
  • Courtesy of Daile Kaplan

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Detail of baby bracelet by Unidentified creator
Hills Bros coffee can by Unidentified creator
Baby bracelet by Unidentified creator
Circular hat veil display by Unidentified creator

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African American boy and girl on Christmas card with attached 1926 calendar by Ferguson
New Black Leaders: Hand Fan with Six Black and White Photo Reproductions by Unidentified photographer
Stock Certificate for five shares of The Southern Maryland Co-Operative Creamery Association by Unidentified creator

Photography changes personal history
By Wendy Ewald

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PICTURE #2 by Uryi
PICTURE #3 by Uryi
PICTURE #4 by Wendy Ewald
PICTURE #5 by Wendy Ewald

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Ten Ten's Weed Necklace, from the series Sugar Children by Vik Muniz
Big James Sweats Buckets, from the Series Sugar Children by Vik Muniz
Jacynthe Loves Orange Juice, from the series Sugar Children by Vik Muniz
Waiting at the Clinic—Hull House Neighborhood by Lewis Hine
Belize by Dennis O. Callwood
New York by Helen Levitt
East Baltimore Documentary Survey Project by Linda Rich
Valentina, the Fastest, from the Series Sugar Children by Vik Muniz
Valicia Bathes in Sunday Clothes, from the series Sugar Children by Vik Muniz
Little Calist Can't Swim, from the series Sugar Children by Vik Muniz
A Group of Schoolchildren and Their Teacher Observing Tortoises at the Zoo, 1899 by Frances Benjamin Johnston
Songye power figure, protector of the village. Nsapo region, Congo (Democratic Republic) by Eliot Elisofon

Photography changes how wars are fought
By Von Hardesty

  • Reconnaissance photograph, 1944
  • Unidentified photographer
  • Medium unknown
  • National Air and Space Museum, National Air and Space Museum Archives
  • Aerial Expeditionary Force Photography Collection
  • Image No. P-38-Beach-14-May-44-0060

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Reconnaissance photograph by Unidentified photographer
Reconnaissance photograph by Unidentified photographer

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Frank D. Duncan by Unidentified photographer
Army Air Service, Bomb Dropping & Smoke by Aerial Expeditionary Force with Edward Steichen
AEF Interpretation, Plate 42, Photo 2 by Aerial Expeditionary Force with Edward Steichen
Las Perlas Beach by Marcos Guerra
School of Aerial Photography, Figure 2 by Aerial Expeditionary Force with Edward Steichen
Waikiki, No. 5, from the Portfolio Waikiki by Anthony Hernandez
Daily Calisthenics for U. S. Army Air Forces Bombardiers, World War II by U.S. Air Force
Army Air Service, Cantigny Battlefield by Aerial Expeditionary Force with Edward Steichen
History Of Aerial Cameras, Page 30 by Aerial Expeditionary Force with Edward Steichen
School of Aerial Photography, Figure 1 by Aerial Expeditionary Force with Edward Steichen
French World War I Aerial Reconnaissance Photograph of N.E. Gratreuil Area by Unidentified photographer

Photography changes our knowledge of new species
By Jeff T. Williams

  • Scarus Hypselopterus (Yellow-tail parrotfish), 2003
  • Jeffrey T. Williams
  • Digital photograph
  • National Museum of Natural History, Division of Fishes
  • Image No. Scarus-hypselopterus- 178.4-mm-SL-BUS-03-09
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Scarus Hypselopterus (Yellow-tail parrotfish) by Jeffrey T. Williams

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Mimetic trio of fish by Jeffrey T. Williams
Meiacanthus vittatus (One-striped fangblenny) by Jeffrey T. Williams
Paraluteres prionurus (Blacksaddle filefish) by Jeffrey T. Williams
(7) Fishing boats coming home at sunset - west across Tamagawa to Kawasaki, near Yokohama, Japan by Underwood & Underwood
John H. Richard's Studio by Unidentified photographer
Selene vomer (Jack) by Sandra J. Raredon
Carcharodon carcharias (Great White Shark) by Vail Brothers Studio
Terminal Phase Male, Cirrhilabrus cyanolpeura by Jeffrey T. Williams
Canthigaster valentini (Valentinni’s sharpnose puffer by Jeffrey T. Williams
Notopogon schoteli (Snipefish) by Sandra J. Raredon
Juvenile Acanthurus pyroferus (Chocolate surgeonfish) by Jeffrey T. Williams
Eviota species with brown markings by Jeffrey T. Williams
Female Eviota bifasciata (Two-stripe pygmy goby) by Jeffrey T. Williams
Eviota sigillata (Seven-figure pygmy goby) by Jeffrey T. Williams
Fishermen Unloading a Boat, Sea Bright, New Jersey by Louis Comfort Tiffany
Adult Acanthurus pyroferus (Chocolate surgeonfish) by Jeffrey T. Williams
Initial Phase Female, Cirrhilabrus cyanolpeura by Jeffrey T. Williams
Juvenile Cheilodipterus zonatus (Mimic Cardinalfish) by Jeffrey T. Williams
Male Eviota bifasciata (Two-stripe pygmy goby) by Jeffrey T. Williams
Juvenile Scolopsis margaritifera (Pearly monocle bream) by Jeffrey T. Williams
Juvenile Centropyge flavissima (Lemonpeel angelfish) by Jeffrey T. Williams
Untitled by Unidentified photographer
Untitled by Unidentified photographer

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