A black and white photograph of men advertising with signs posted on their horse and buggies

Wagons and camera of Sam A. Cooley, U.S. photographer, Department of the South.

Photography in the Civil War

Learn more about photography during the Civil War, from techniques used in the 1860s — including 3-D photography — to what photos can reveal about battles to tips on taking photos yourself on the battlefield.

Mathew Brady

This is a biography of Union Civil War photographer Mathew Brady. He is often referred to as the father of photojournalism.

Origins of Photojournalism

Although the history of photography begins in antiquity with the projection of images via camera obscura, the first, unsuccessful attempts to...