All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘photographs’

Flickr and the Library of Congress…further adventures in the democratization of history

The Library of Congress hasn’t always been friendly to the public-at-large. Well into the latter half of the twentieth century, institutional culture reflected its original purpose as a reference library for Senators, Representatives and their staffs, and directions and admonitions to researchers seeking access to its collections served to discourage frivolous bibliographic meandering. It was an exciting place to go, but not for the faint-hearted.

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When is a photo not an artifact, but a design element?

it would seem that in visual representation, as in other realms, context is everything

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