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Children's LiteraturePhotography is a recent development, and this book does a great job of describing the photographers who molded the art in the United States, as well as describing the tools and techniques they used. Photographers described in this book include: Mathew Brady, the famous photographer of the Civil War; William Henry Jackson, photographer of the Rocky Mountain region; Frances Johnston, photographer of African Americans who changed the way they were regarded by the rest of America; Jacob Riis, cleaning up the slums; Lewis Hine, showing children at work; Edward Curtis, focusing on Native Americans; James Van Der Zee, African American achievements; Dorothea Lange, poverty during the depression; Marion Wolcott, "Introducing America to Americans;" Margaret Bourke-White, industry in America; Toni Frissell, changing attitudes about African Americans; and NASA, changing our view of the universe. These photographers all contributed to the development of photography and some visually demonstrated to America things that needed to be changed. A short description of each photographer, along with the pictures they took, is included in the book. 2005, Henry Holt and Company, Ages 10 to 16.