History of Photography

Introduction History of Photography (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

A World History of Photography (by Naomi Rosenblum)

The Story Behind the Pictures 1827-1991 (by Hans-Michael Koetzle)

Photographers' Dictionary
(based on "20th Century Photography - Museum Ludwig Cologne")



Photographers' Dictionary

(based on "20th Century Photography-Museum Ludwig Cologne")




Thomas Eakins

(b Philadelphia, PA, 25 July 1844; d Philadelphia, 25 June 1916).

American painter, sculptor and photographer. He was a portrait painter who chose most of his sitters and represented them in powerful but often
unflattering physical and psychological terms. Although unsuccessful throughout much of his career, since the 1930s he has been regarded as one
of the greatest American painters of his era.


Eakins's Students at the Site of "Tbe Swimming Hole," 1883.
Gelatin silver print. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.


Thomas Eakins Carrying a Woman, 1885. Photograph, circle of Eakins




Double jump, 1885


History of a Jump, 1884-85. Gelatin silver print. Philadelphia Museum of Art; gift of George Bregler.


Amelia Van Buren with a Cat, c. 1891.
Platinum print. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


Boys Boxing in atelier


Boy in Artelier

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