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Questions about the history of photography, including why things are the way they are today.

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What camera did Ed White use during the first space walk?

What camera did the astronaut Ed White use during the first space walk? It was the mission Gemini 4 and the camera is visible in some pictures, for example here: ...
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What historic reasons are there for common aspect ratios?

The most common width to height ratio rates in the "old good" paper photography seems to be 3:2, which was adopted by today's DSLRs. Early (non-professional) digital cameras adopted 4:3 aspect ratio, ...
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What was the “New York School” of photography?

My art history knowledge consists of half-remembered intro-level courses. I learned from following this question that Saul Leiter was a member of or made contributions to something called "The New ...
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Does black and white photography still make sense?

I think at first it was because of a limitation of the cameras present at the time, but with the color cameras that we have available now, what do you think of black and white photos? In other words, ...
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Which is “the most memorable, mind-changing photograph of all time” that Galen Rowell talks about?

Galen Rowell in one of his books talks about the "The most memorable, mind-changing photograph of all time. A color landscape shot taken without a tripod by an amateur". Does anyone have a link to a ...
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(Why) Do Photographers Work Alone?

It strikes me that all the photographers I have heard of are one-man bands. I don't know of any famous partnerships or teams in photography. Other areas of human endeavour have plenty of ...
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What can a photographer learn from art history?

I normally wouldn't consider this a question of photography, except for the fact that several answers on this question made note that art history was something important to the education they received ...