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Search HomeFind Friends Edit ProfileView As … grapevine Friends From Born onEducation Work About me Philosophy Religion Political Views Favorite Quote Like Comment Share Juliet Handy Married to Juliet Handy 123 Abraham Lincoln Alexander Gardner ca. 1822 Warren Country N,Y Unknown Photojournalism I am the most successful out of 3 siblings. I wanted to be a painter but found my way in photography, I've taken pictures of the most famous celebrities and presidents. My job is the best decision I've ever made in my life. Christianity Affiliated James Gardner I had to go. A spirit in my feet said go and I went. Mathew Brady Still in the hospital from that dumb streetcar accident. Mathew Brady Opened my brand new photography studio in New York City. Mathew Brady Heading to Bull Run (1) to capture some pictures! Mathew Brady 1896 1844 1861 Mathew Brady Just met William Paige in New York City and he asked me to be his assistant/student. 1838
As a boy Mathew Brady wasnt the smartest kid in the pot. Brady was born in Warren Country, New York and did not have a rich home life. He was the youngest out of 3 siblings and his parents were Irish immigrants, Andrew and Julia Brady. At a young age Brady had always wanted to be a painter, but very quickly grew into photojournalism. His hero William Paige was also a photographer and found Brady in New York City at only 16 years old and soon after that, Brady was Paige's student.
For Mathew Brady the effect of the war for him was very different from every one else. He surprisingly made an increase on production for his cartes de visite (little postcards that had a picture of the soldier who was buying the card was on it)business. From that point on Mathew Brady Had an idea to start documenting the civil war. By that I mean to take photographs of the war when it was going on. Brady was very lucky because he was nearly captured while trying to gather pictures of The Battle of Bull Run.
Brady spent over $100,000 to create over 10,000 photography plates. He expected the U.S. government to buy the photographs when the war ended, but when the government refused to do so he was forced to sell his New York City studio and go broke. Congress granted Brady $25,000, but he remained deeply in debt. Depressed by his money situation, loss of eyesight and devastated by the unexpected death of his wife in 1887, he became very lonely. He died a very poor man in the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City on January 15, 1896, from complications following a terrible trolley accident. Levin Corbin Handy, Brady's nephew by marriage, took over Brady's photography business after his death.
Mathew Brady photographed nearly every famous celebrity and President of his time, before he started the documentation of the civil war. As a photographer he met Abraham Lincoln and took the pictures of Abe Lincoln that are now currently on the penny and five dollar bill. Plus Brady took pictures of the Presidents John Quincy Adams through William McKinley, nearly 19 presidents. With an exception for the 9 th president, William Henry who died in office three years before Brady started his Photography business. Thats why Mathew Brady has been credited for the father of photojournalism.