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Edward Steichen’s War Years

Edward Steichen was the first modern fashion photographer, best known for shadowy portraits of silver-screen stars like Gloria Swanson, Marlene Dietrich, and Louise Brooks. That the dark room master spent two years during World War I developing photographic surveillance techniques is less common knowledge.

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War Photographer Tim Hetherington Killed in Libya [UPDATED]

War photographers help us witness pain, discover injustice and make sense of abstractions that are fed to us by our governments and leaders. They are the front line of image creators and they capture frightening, incredible, tender and unthinkable pictures that shock and enlighten us. Their jobs are very difficult but they are often soo good at it. Today, it was reported that photographer Tim Hetherington was killed in Misurata, Libya.