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Homework #5: Robert Capa’s Death of a Loyalist Soldier

At the age of 23, Robert Capa took a photograph that many have labeled the greatest war photograph of all time.  Taken during the Spanish Civil War, the renown of Capa’s photograph, Falling Soldier or Death of a Loyalist Soldier, reverberated around the world … Continue reading

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Carlos Alvarez Homework #2

All around the world, you notice people renewing things that were once used. For some people, it is extremely successful, meanwhile for others, it is not. Ed Drew is the man who has brought back the photographic process of tintypes. A … Continue reading

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Homework #2: The Civil War Tintype and Modern Soldiers

Frederick Scott Archer’s wet-plate collodion process dominated photographic production in the mid-19th century.  There were three options with the wet-plate process, you could produce a glass negative or an ambrotype (a glass negative with dark backing) or a tintype (also … Continue reading

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Homework #1: The Power of Photography and the Syrian War Crisis

On September 2, 2015, Nilufer Demir, a photographer working for a Turkish news agency, took a series of photos of Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old toddler, who drowned as his family tried to escape the ravages of the civil war in … Continue reading

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