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A Photographic Memory

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Gallery - Disaster Strikes

Before the existence of an instantaneous news culture, still photographs made unbelievable events visible to all; they were able to convey the magnitude or gravity of a disaster better than a thousand words. Photography also allowed anyone to become an expert witness; for example, although John Boyd was an amateur photographer, his dramatic view of the Parliament Buildings burning became a widely published photograph.

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