Tuesday, May 06, 2014

In Focus: Photography Month at YOUR Alexandria Campus Library

May is National Photography Month and YOUR Alexandria Campus Library is celebrating with a display of the photography books held in the circulating collection. Our photography-focused volumes span the entire history of the photographic enterprise, from the first crude daguerreotypes to the modern digital born image.

Patrons can come browse the books in our display to learn more about photography's place in American art, culture, and politics. Titles featured focus on the body of work or process of notable, and sometimes controversial, American photographers.

So come to the library and check out the exquisite, challenging, and arresting work of American photographers at YOUR Alexandria Campus Library.

Readers who are especially interested in the social and documentary powers of news photography might also enjoy a tumblr produced by the New York Times, The Lively Morgue. The blog features digitized copies of print images taken for the newspaper between 1896 and the widespread use of digital photograph. Click here to access the Morgue, and here to read more about the lone archivist involved in the project.

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