How to Look at a Photograph
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Civil Rights March on Washington, D. C. August 28, 1964. Photo by Warren K. Leffler. U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection. Library of Congress, LC-U9-10364-37


News Photo

News photographs are taken for a very specific reason, to show people what is happening in their world. They are published in newspapers and magazines. They are used on television news shows and websites that report on and discuss the news. News photographs from the past are often used in history books and textbooks. They give use a sense of what the events we read about actually looked like. Most news photographs have good, detailed captions. The captions often tell where and when the photograph was taken, who took it, and what magazine or newspaper that person was working for when the photograph was taken.


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