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How did photography impact the civil war?
It had far reaching consequences. Pictures of the aftermath of battles could be sent all over the world. Pictures of loved ones could be carried into battle, or sent back to the family. It was the first war that was recorded visually.
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Answer It is generally accepted that the US Civil War was the first major war covered by photographers. For the first time, people had photographic images of t…he death and destruction seen in war. The Mexican-American War was one of the first extensively covered in moving pictures, and the Vietnam War was one of the first broadcast daily into people's living rooms. The Gulf War (1991) was amongst the first war to be covered by a 24 hour news channel.
It led people to capture amounce shots of people that were dead, and shaped the way photography is now
The biggest impact really came from Germany. Hitler used Spain as a testing ground for his newly built military, particularly his aircraft. The infamous German Condor Legion b…ombed Guernica in 1937. This bombing raid proved the effectiveness of the Junker Ju 52s dive bomber, which Hitler later used with devastating effect on the Allies during World War II. The raid also horrified the world and lead Picasso to paint his famous work "Guernica," which was not displayed in Spain until after Franco's government was replaced by a constitutional monarchy.
The wet plate (or colldion) process was in use at the time. This involved coating a glass plate with a solution that when slightly gelled, was immersed in silver nitrate. …While still wet, the plate had to be exposed whithin 15 minutes, then developed before it dried. The process was cheaper than the daguerrotype (more expensive chemicals on a copper plate, long exposure times and a single positive image), and produced a glass negative which could produce many prints with great detail. Some of the cons of this process was that the coating was only sensitive to blue light, and the silver nitrate could get contaminated (the plate would fail to produce an image) and clog up cameras and plate holders. It also provided little time to produce the exposure and required a portable darkroom to coat, expose and develop the plates.
The role played by photography in the American Civil War (1861-1865), and every war since, was to provide the most accurate historical record possible of the people, the… personalities, the places and things and, indeed the horror of the war. No prior war had been recorded in such detail from start to finish. Photographs revealed warfare and its historical matrix with an intensity never before experienced by civilians. All photographs, without exception are literally moments frozen in time. Ansel Adams thought that, therefore, all photographs had intrinsic historical value, regardless of subject matter or quality. The Civil War was not the first war to be photographed (Roger Fenton did that in the Crimea in 1855), but it was the first to be photographed intensively. Photography in the United States was only 21 years old when the Civil War began, but it had advanced to a point where relatively inexpensive photographs on glass or metal could be made to provide loved ones with a keepsake of a soldier off to the battlefield. It's estimated that more than a million of these little images were made, and many of them are still extant since the process was very permanent. Photographs made in the field during The Civil War have only recently begun to be seen as what they really are: immeasurably valuable tools for historical research. Photographers and firms such as Mathew B. Brady, Alexander Gardner, James Gardner, Timothy H. O'Sullivan, George S. Cook and the E & H.T. Anthony Co. made an estimated 5000-plus battlefield, camp and outdoor photographs, many of which survive. Field photographers may sometimes have been guilty of posing after-action pictures, but it must not be forgotten that the snapshots we take today were impossible with the equipment and processes of the mid 19th Century.
It served to take away the romance of battle and show the grim realities of war. It was the first time people, other than eyewitnesses, saw the death and destruction.
No; see the question "What was the first war to be documented through photography".
Wet plate was the most common.
The American Civil war was the first war to be extensively documented with photography, but the first war photographs were earlier. There were photographs taken during the Cri…mean War in the 1850s. Probably the first war photo still extant is one depicting US troops on the street in Saltillo, Mexico, during the Mexican War. After the war no one was much interested in looking at the depressing scenes of a horror so recent and well-remembered. The photography process was cumbersome and the negatives were large glass plates coated with chemicals. Becasue no one cared thousands upon thousands of these irreplaceable images were sold for use as greenhouse panes, and over the next several decades their images were faded away to nothing by the sun.
Civilians had to work at factories making supplies.
black and white and they had giant camers
The North - because they had more facilities to publish photographs, which could strengthen propaganda.
The War Between the States was the first war in which photography was widely used by Matthew Brady,Alexander Gardner and others to capture the terrible reality of warfare. The… public was repulsed when photographs of the mangled dead bodies of soldiers were put on public display and the horror was made real to people who were otherwise removed and insulated from the true nature of war. On a less emotional level photography allowed the images of the famous as well as the common soldier and the statesmen to be captured and preserved for future generations.
Photography studios and galleries such as Matthew Brady's brought photos direct from the battlefield. Brady's photographic exhibit "The Dead of Antietam" shocked many with the…ir graphic depiction of the wounds and mutilations suffered by the soldiers on the field. In fact, due to the incredibly slow shutter speeds, the dead made better subjects for the early cameras than the living, who could not hold still long enough. Since it was not yet possible to print photos in magazines and newspapers, the gallery exhibits provided an early means of experiencing the battles second hand.
The address of the Center For Civil War Photography is: 947 E Johnstown Road 161, Gahanna, OH 43230-1851
Both sides did. The camera was invented by 1830, so when the Civil War started, it became the first photographed war in history. One of the more famous Civil War photograp…hers was Mathew Brady. He took the photos you see a lot of Gettysburg. He cheated some because he moved bodies and items like guns to make a picture better. The newspapers of the time didn't have the ability to place photos in the paper, so they had stock figures of soldiers and officers for both sides. All they had to do was draw on the faces. The use of photos in this time changed people's view of war because they could see the horror of it. The same thing happened with Vietnam, when the evening news showed the men in the jungles of Vietnam. The reality of war helped bring on protests about the war.
Photography played a role in the Civil War. It let civilians see what the war was like. Mathew Brady was a photographer who took pictures of soldiers, camp life, and battl…efields.