American Photography

What would you call the most iconic image in American photography? Perhaps you’d select one of Dorothea Lange’s migrant women in the West. Or a New York City skyscraper captured on a misty morning by Alfred Stieglitz. It could well be the group of six soldiers raising the stars and stripes at Iwo Jima, or Ruth Orkin’s American girl in Italy. There’s always this one…

Alfred Eisenstaedt, August 14, 1945

We have a terrific collection of American photography books in our library from art to photojournalism, so if you’re hungry for a visual tour through the ages, come on in. Some names represented on the shelves besides those listed above are Ansel Adams, Man Ray, Annie Leibovitz, Diane Arbus, and Robert Maplethorpe.

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