Mathew Brady Savannah Aveling p. 3

Mathew Brady

Mathew Brady was a famous Civil War photographer/photojournalist. He was born May 18, 1822 in Warren Country, New York then died at age 73 on January 15, 1896. Brady started off, at 16, learning how to paint portraits with William Page. In 1839 , he became interested in photography. Then in 1844 he opened his own photography studio. In 1845 he published his portraits of famous americans, such as Edgar Allen Poe.

As a photojournalist, Brady traveled around the Southern U.S. documenting the Civil War.

In 1845, he published his portraits of famous americans, such as Edgar Allen Poe.

The type of photos Brady took were meaningful, the photographs opened up peoples eyes to what was going on during the Civil War and helps us today learn about the past. I like his style of photographs and I would want to be able to tell a story and inform people with my photos in a way that he did.

The quality in this image is low but thats because it was taken in the 1800's. This photograph interests me because it shows what they do back at their camp, when they aren't fighting.

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