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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

SMITHSONIAN ONLINE PHOTO EXHIBITS

click! photography changes everything
click! invites experts from a spectrum of professional worlds-innovators, image makers, writers, and public figures-to survey the ways photography has influenced the history, progress, and practice of each of their fields of interest [Smithsonian Photography Initiative].

Enter the Frame
Browse thousands of Smithsonian images, "tag" them, create slideshows,and make your own associations as you view photographs from the Smithsonian's nineteen museums, nine research centers, and the National Zoo [Smithsonian Photography Initiative].

Visitor Photo Documentation of the 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival
View slideshows of images submitted by Festival visitors and Smithsonian staff, interns, and volunteers during the 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival [Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and the Smithsonian Photography Initiative].

A Different Light
An exhibition of Amy R. Boles photographs documenting the Renovation of the Old Patent Office Building, home of the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum [Smithsonian Institution Architectural History and Historic Preservation].

America By Air
This online exhibit offers the ability to search or browse images from the America By Air exhibition [National Air and Space Museum].

American Photographs: The First Century
American Photographs offers a wide-ranging selection of photographs from The Charles Isaacs Collection of American Photography [Smithsonian American Art Museum].

Between Home and Heaven: Contemporary American Landscape Photography
From stunning panoramas and majestic bridges to nuclear waste dumpsites, this online exhibition captures the compelling complexity of contemporary landscape photography [Smithsonian American Art Museum].

Freeze Frame: Eadweard Muybridge's Photography of Motion
Freeze Frame explores the famous photographs of animal and human locomotion taken by photographer Eadweard Muybridge [National Museum of American History].

Photographing History: Fred J. Maroon and the Nixon Years, 1970-1974
These images of President Richard Nixon's years in office offer a powerful record of an unsettling time in American history [National Museum of American History].

Red Cloud's Manikin and His Uncle's Shirt: Historical Representation in the Museum as Seen Through Photo Analysis
This online exhibit examines photographs of early manikins representing Plains Indians in the Smithsonian during the 1870s [National Museum of Natural History].

Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype
Learn about the history of the daguerreotype and view daguerreotype landscapes, portraits, and occupationals [Smithsonian American Art Museum].

The Washington Salon and Art Photographic Exhibition of 1896 and the Beginning of a National Collection
View a collection of images from three prestigious Washington, D.C. organizations that played a major role in the establishment and acceptance of art photography in America [National Museum of American History].

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