Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives
"Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives" celebrates the 20th century. The images in this photography exhibit highlight major events from the past 100 years-from the Wright brothers' first flight to the construction of the Empire State Building, from Omaha Beach to the Persian Gulf. Other images provide historic glimpses of America's rural and urban landscapes as well as reflect times of economic or social change.
Six portfolios in the exhibition present works by six photographers: Lewis Hine, Walter Lubken, George Ackerman, Charles Fenno Jacobs, Dorothy Lange and Danny Lyon. The portfolios include both never before seen photographs and images that have become so famous they are icons of the events themselves.
The exhibition's companion book Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives contains 157 images from the original show and was published by the National Archives and Records Administration and the University of Washington Press ($19.95).