NatGeo Photo Series Makes the Case for Native American Sovereignty

“We Are Here” is the title of the report from National Geographic’s latest issue that is filled with striking photos that highlight the people behind the push for Native American sovereignty. National Geographic’s story covers a range of Native American tribes and features photos that document the people behind the push for their sovereignty. “Sovereignty … Read more

Philippe Halsman: American Portrait Photographer to the Stars

Philippe Halsmann. Photo by Irene Halsman. Philippe Halsman was born in Riga, Latvia, on May 2, 1906. He discovered an old camera in the family attic at the age of fifteen, bought glass plates and took up photography. Like many other photographers, when he first saw this image appear in the darkroom set, it was … Read more

William Henry Jackson: Pioneer Photographer of the American West

The history of the American West is filled with many characters and great personalities. How the West was won or lost, depending on which side you were on, can be told through the lives of many people. Not all of them were cowboys, outlaws, gamblers, or lawmen like those often depicted in movies and novels; … Read more

Mel D. Cole, American Protest, Photographs 2020-2021

JTF (just the facts): Published in 2021 by Damiani Editore (here). Hardcover, 144 pages, with 170 black and white and color photographs. Includes lyrics by Jamie Lee Curtis and Blair Milbourne. (Cover and distribute the plans below.) Comments/Background: Mel D. Cole is an acclaimed photographer who first became known for his images of famous musicians, … Read more