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View Resource John H. White: Portrait of Black Chicago

This site provides a glimpse into the richness of African American History. Portrait of Black Chicago, a new exhibit from the National Archives and Records Administration, contains nineteen annotated photos by John H. White, a Chicago newspaper photographer, taken for the Environmental Protection Agency's DOCUAMERICA project in the 1970s. The photos provide a "slice of life" of African American...

https://www.archives.gov/exhibits/portrait_of_black_chicago/...
View Resource A Visual Journey: Photographs by Lisa Law 1965-1971

A Visual Journey is a virtual exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History (discussed in the September 19, 1997 Scout Report). This photographic exhibit displays more than 60 captioned images captured by Lisa Law during the late 60s and early 70s. The photographs are divided into eight galleries, taking visitors on a journey that visually explores the era's social...

http://americanhistory.si.edu/lisalaw/
View Resource Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives

Based on an exhibition of photographs at the National Archives, Picturing the Century is an appealing online exhibit of historically significant photographs from both well-known and amateur photographers. The gallery features 70 photographs under the headings A New Century, The Great War and the New Era, The Great Depression and the New Deal, A World in Flames (World War II), Postwar America, and...

https://www.archives.gov/press/press-kits/picturing-the-cent...
View Resource Calvin Photographic Collection

Provided by the University of Iowa, this site is another fine example of how the Internet allows worldwide access to unique collections that might otherwise go unnoticed. Samuel Calvin, Professor of Natural Sciences at the University of Iowa (1873-1911) and State Geologist, along with his colleagues, produced some 10,000 gelatin dry plates and glass plate negatives between 1880s and the 1920s....

https://uiowa.edu/calvin/
View Resource ZoneZero: From Analog to Digital Photography

An online resource promoting photography and the digital arts, Zonezero aims to serve as a gathering place for image artists and aficionados of all kinds. While several elements of Zonezero are highly commercialized, directly linking to enterprises marketing to photographers and other consumers of high-end electronics, most of the site could be valuable to anyone interested in learning more about...

http://zonezero.com/en/
View Resource Kodak: Powerful Days in Black and White

This arresting series of photographs documents the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s through the lense of freelance photographer and frequent contributor to Life magazine Charles Moore. Six sections offering about ten images each document the 1962 rioting of segregationists seeking to prevent the admission of the first Black student into the University of Mississippi, the use of fire hoses on...

http://www.kodak.com/US/en/corp/features/moore/mooreIndex.sh...
View Resource Douglas Menuez Photography Collection

Douglas Menuez began his careers as an intern with the Washington Post, and over the past several decades he has covered the AIDS crisis, the destruction of the Amazonian rainforest, and a host of other topics. One of his projects included documenting the rise of Silicon Valley, and along the way he took some 250,000 photographs that together constitute an insider's look at the world of venture...

https://library.stanford.edu/collections/douglas-menuez-phot...
View Resource Border Film Project

In 2005, three young Americans, Rudy Adler, Victoria Criado, and Brett Huneycutt, whose backgrounds include activism, economics, and advertising, wondered what would happen if they gave disposable cameras to two groups of people on different sides of the border between the United States and Mexico: undocumented migrants crossing into the United States, and American Minutemen trying to stop them....

http://www.borderfilmproject.com/en/