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Mathew Brady & Richard Avedon By Angelina Toves Karina Hidalgo.

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1 Mathew Brady & Richard Avedon By Angelina Toves Karina Hidalgo

2 Photographers Mathew Brady Born 1822 in Warren County, NY Died January 5, 1896 in NYC, NY Spent most of his life resided in New York Richard Avedon Born May 15, 1923 in NYC, NY Died October 1, 2004 in San Antonio, TX Lived in New York City until later moving to Texas

3 Historical Information Mathew Brady Was the first photographer to undertake the photographic documentation of the American Civil War Richard Avedon Used photography to portray many great themes that could only be done with photographs

4 Their Vision Mathew Brady Brady devoted his whole life to preserving and perpetuating the history of his country Richard Avedon Avedon said that pictures were his language, that he spoke through his photographs more intricately, more deeply than with words

5 Technology Used Mathew Brady Worked with the Daguerreotype during its earliest years and was noticed by all over the country,; he was soon hailed as on of the leading pioneers of American photography Invented documentary photography and photojournalism Richard Avedon Used a Tri-X and printed out his own work

6 Important Contributions Mathew Brady Brady contributed to the understanding of the U.S. Civil War and sacrificed his wealth, livelihood, and health for his art Richard Avedon Avedon’s greatest achievement has been his reinvention of the genre of photographic portraiture

7 Important Physical Attributes Mathew Brady Brady used his photographs to bring America closer with his portraits of the Civil War Richard Avedon Avedon’s pictures continue to bring us a closer, more intimate view through portraits of the great and famous

8 Mathew Brady Mathew Brady focused on portraying the Civil War in his photographs and had a portrait collection of the U.S. presidents

9 Richard Avedon Avedon used his portraits to speak words that weren’t able to be spoken and brought people closer to the characters in his pictures

10 Quotes Mathew Brady “My greatest aim has been to advance the art of photography and to make it what I think I have a great and truthful medium of history.” Brady used this quote to show that he dedicated his whole life to making his pictures portray the history the America Richard Avedon “And if a day goes by without my doing something related to photography, it’s as though I’ve neglected something essential to my existence, as though as I had forgotten to wake up. I know that the accident of my being a photographer has made my life possible.” Avedon’s passion for photography was so great that he felt a void inside whenever he didn’t do anything photography- related in a day

11 Compare/Contrast Both Brady and Avedon used the art of photography to tell stories that words could not tell. They both used portraits of famous people to bring the viewer closer to the characters portrayed. Brady used the Civil War in his pictures to bring the history of the U.S. closer to citizens of America. Avedon used his portraits of famous people to tell stories.

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