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A History of Photography: Looking at the World

21 minutes 45 seconds

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Using numerous visuals, presents the development of photography from the first ideas to the present. Describes the various processes which were invented and mentions many famous photographers.

Media Details

Runtime: 21 minutes 45 seconds

  • Topic: Arts
  • Subtopic: Photography
  • Grade/Interest Level: 9 - 12
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  • Release Year: 1998
  • Producer/Distributor: Lucerne Media
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