September 1, 2016

Part 5: "A Mighty Fine Deed of Mr. Morgan'. Learn how Edward Curtis funded his monumental book set The North American Indian.

April 3, 2016

Part 7: Saint Albert of San Francisco. A look at Albert Bender, the San Francisco philanthropist who jumpstarted the career of Ansel Adams.

October 12, 2015

Part 6: George Eastman's Radical Generosity

In 1922 a little-known accountant named Moses Cotsworth became fixated with designing a highly symmetrical calendar system that he thought would make recordkeeping much easier. He designed an International Fixed Calendar of 13...

June 25, 2015

Part 4: Lewis Hine and the Legacy of the Human Document. The story of how philanthropy supported the early documentary photos of Lews Hine.

June 2, 2015

Part 3: Westward the Course of the Empire. The U.S govenment paid dozens of photographers to document the people and places of the American West.

May 12, 2015

Part 2: The Sad Tale of Mr. Brady. Matthew Brady took thousands of photographs during the Civil War, but he went bankrupt as a result.

May 8, 2015

Nicéphore Niépce and Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre received a government pension for their involvement in the invention of photography. It could be called the first philanthropic award for photographers.

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Open Your Eyes: Women in Photography at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

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