Portrait of a People

Today, it is almost impossible to image a time before photography existed. The invention of photography brought together optics, chemistry and technology, allowing people to see the world in a dramatically new way. A photograph became a way of communicating information about other people, places, and cultures. Photography provided new and exciting ways to see what was once visually unknown.

Funding for this project was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a donation from PhotoWings.