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"Poets, prophets and reformers are all picture makers—and this ability is the secret of their power and of their achievement."⁠ 19th century abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass, who understood that photography would become the dominant language of our times. Those who wielded the camera or exercised control over their own image, would be the writers of history.⁠ A medium that has always aspired to the democratic, today photography is in the hands of more people than ever before.⁠ To mark   #WorldPhotographyDay  , our Story explores the images that cut through the visual noise. ⁠ 📷: South African singers Albert Jonas and John Xiniwe, of The African Choir, in a staged photographic portrait session, 1891. The choir, drawn from seven different South African tribes, toured Britain from 1891 to 1893 to raise funds for a technical college in their home country | London Stereoscopic Company/Hulton Archive/Getty Images |   @gettyarchive   |   #gettyarchive  ⁠ ⁠   #londonstereoscopiccompany     #hultonarchive     #19thcenturyphotography     #historyofphotography     #frederickdouglass     #quotesofinstagram     #photographyquotes     #onphotography     #vintagephoto     #19thcenturyphoto     #victorian     #glassplate     #historyphoto     #photoarchive     #archivephoto     #platecamera     #gettyimages  


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Julian Wright   #30   of the Power dives for a loose ball against Larry Sanders   #8   of the 3 Headed Monsters during week nine of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. | August 17, 2019 | 📷:   @ronaldphotome   /   @theBIG3   via   @GettyImages   |   #GettySport  ⁠⠀ _⁠⠀ Click on the Link in our Bio for more   #Big3  ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀

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A Russian soldier in Kabul, Afghanistan, 1989. John Downing has that rare talent of producing immediate images that also withstand an engaged reading. Chief photographer at the Daily Express, this was photojournalism that demanded the story told in a single, front page frame; the best of those pictures only grow in meaning through the years. A forthcoming book celebrates Downing's work and career, which spans five decades and 100 countries across all seven continents. 'Legacy' brings together nuanced portraits of cultural, political and royal icons, eyewitness accounts from the conflicts and disasters of our time, and images that lend a visual voice to the poor and dispossessed. Today's Story   @gettyarchive   takes a closer look at the unbeatable reportage of John Downing, with ‘Legacy’ available to pre-order via the project’s Kickstarter page. 📷: John Downing/Getty Images   #johndowning     #photojournalism     #legacy     #reportage     #pressphoto     #photobook     #conflictphotography     #warphotographer     #socialdocumentary     #sovietafghanwar     #1989     #masterofphotography     #fleetstreet     #pressphotographer     #historyphoto     #historyinphotos     #archivephoto     #photoarchive     #gettyimages  


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"I always go back to how people behave. If you watch how people actually behave in a situation, it's very simple and honest and contained. You don't need to use as much expression, as much feeling. Some characters will boil over, and that's another thing, but a lot of times I think you can just do very, very little."⁠ An acting masterclass from Robert De Niro, who celebrates his 76th birthday today.⁠ 📷: Robert De Niro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, circa 1981 | Frederico Mendes/IMAGES/Getty Images |   @gettyarchive   ⁠ ⁠   #robertdeniro     #thegodfather     #botd     #taxidriver     #goodfellas     #thedeerhunter     #meanstreets   #   #ragingbull     #themethod     #methodacting     #hollywoodicon     #thekingofcomedy     #youtalkintome     #screenlegend     #screenicon     #cinemahistory     #thenewhollywood     #riodejaneiro     #hollywoodhistory     #archivephoto     #photoarchive     #botd     #nostalgia     #vintagephoto     #photolibrary     #gettyarchive  


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When a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso earlier this month in a mass shooting that left 22 people dead, Antonio Basco lost his only living relative — his wife Margie Reckard. Having no family in the area, Basco invited the El Paso community to attend Reckard's memorial service in a Facebook post published by Perches Funeral Home that went viral. On Friday night, hundreds of well wishers waited in line for hours outside the La Paz Faith Memorial and Spiritual Center to attend the public service, ensuring that Basco would not have to say goodbye to his wife alone. | August 16, 2019 | 📷:   @sandy_huffaker   |   #GettyImagesNews     #ElPaso     #Texas     #ElPasoStrong     #AntonioBasco  

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Actor Peter Fonda, the two-time, Oscar-nominated star of "Easy Rider", passed away from respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his home today in Los Angeles. He was 79 years old. | 📷:   @jdeperlinghi   |   #Corbis   |   #ContourByGetty   |   #GettyEntertainment   ⁠ _⁠ Click the link in our bio for more photos.


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🏖️ How do you stay cool? 😎⁠ _⁠ People enjoy the beach in Oludeniz, Turkey. Turkey’s resort towns saw a 100 percent occupancy rate during the Eid al-Adha holiday. | August 16, 2019 | 📷:   @burakkara_instagram   |   #GettyImagesNews     #beach  ⁠   #summer     #travel     #ocean     #love     #sun     #vacation     #beachlife     #instatravel     #turkey  

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Living in the moment, fifty years ago: to mark the opening of Woodstock on this day in 1969, today's Story explores the near-mythical event through the   @gettyarchive   collections. ⁠⠀ Tap to view or follow our bio link for more from the Archive editors.⁠⠀ 📷: Patricia Ackerman/Archive Films/Getty Images | 15 August 1969⁠⠀ ⁠⠀   #woodstock     #woodstockat50     #woodstock50     #patriciaackerman     #archivefootage     #1969     #archivefilm     #archivevideo     #musicfestival     #counterculture     #summeroflove     #hippy     #1960s     #thesixties     #stardust     #musichistory     #historyphoto     #historyinphotos     #vintagefilm     #vintagefootage     #gettyarchive  


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Thread the Needle⁠ _⁠ ⁠ The   #moon   rises behind the spire at the top of   #OneWorldTradeCenter   at   #sunset  , as seen from Jersey City, New Jersey. | August 12, 2019 | 📷:   @garyhershorn   |   #GettyImagesNews     #wtc     #nycprimeshot     #nightphotography     #sky  _captures   #what  _i_saw_in_nyc ⁠ _⁠ Click the link in our bio for more moon and New York cityscapes!⁠


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Slide ‘Em Cowboy⁠ _⁠ ⁠ A young boy slides off a galloping ewe during the Wool Riders Only Mutton Bustin' competition at the   #IowaStateFair   in   #DesMoines  , Iowa. First held in 1854, the Fair sees more than a million visitors a year, including presidential hopefuls ahead of next year's all-important Iowa Caucuses. | August 12, 2019 | 📷: Chip Somodevilla   @somophoto   |   #GettyImagesNews     #cowboy     #rodeo  

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When Mondays Sneak Up On You...⁠ _⁠ Waves crash against the harbour wall in Porthcawl, Wales. The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warnings for winds of up to 60mph and thunderstorms for large parts of the UK. ⁠ August 10, 2019 | 📷:   @matthew_horwood   |   #GettyImagesNews     #MondayMotivation     #MotivationMonday  ⁠

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Sunflowers bloom in the land of the rising sun as people pose in a sunflower field in Hokuto, Yamanashi, Japan. The summertime flower is in full bloom as Japan's annual summer holiday season known as Obon (or Bon) starts this week. | August 11, 2019 | 📷:   @tomoohsumi   |   #GettyImagesNews   _ Click the link in our bio for more Sunflowers!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀

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