Who We Are
Photography Changes Who We Are
Photography is central to understanding who we are and how we portray ourselves and those around us. Here you’ll find stories about portraits and other pictures that create or shape identities, define our civil rights, or declare our patriotism.
Photography changes how we choose to represent ourselves
By Barbara Buhler Lynes
Barbara Buhler Lynes, curator of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, relates how Georgia O’Keeffe benefited from, and then worked against the photographic images that first defined her as a public figure.
Photography changes the photographer
By Robin Bachtler Cushman
Visitor contributor Robin Bachtler Cushman, horticultural and fine art photographer, shares how unexpected life pursuits and passions can originate from a single detailed photograph.
Photography changes who we think we might be
By Candice Bergen
Candice Bergen, award-winning television and film actor, talks about the time in her life when she also worked as a photographer.
Photography changes personal history
By Wendy Ewald
Photography changes the way we represent ourselves
By Mindy Stricke
Photography changes how nationalism is portrayed
By Blake Stimson
Photography changes the ways we understand ourselves
By Greg Graham
Photography changes our life stories
By Marvin Heiferman
Photography changes how we perceive ourselves
By Jim Moore
Photography changes how we attract attention to ourselves
By Jacquelyn Days Serwer
Photography changes what we see, depending on who’s looking
By Elizabeth Edwards
Photography changes who we become
By Lyric R. Cabral