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America Through the Lens

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America Through the Lens

Photographers Who Changed the Nation

By Martin W. Sandler

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805073676, 192pp.

Publication Date: July 28, 2005

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Description

"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.



About the Author
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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