photography archive

The first paparazzo? Jerome Zerbe may have some claim to the title, as the New York Times noted in his 1988 obituary, “He was one of those who in the 1930's pioneered the type of photography adopted decades later by the paparazzi: candid shots of socialites and

The Library of Congress has acquired the photographic archive of Camilo José Vergara, who for the last 40 years has documented America’s post-industrial cities.

More than 5,000 "selected best" photographs will be housed in the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division. For an overview of the collection and to view approximately 400 images that have been digitized, visit

Brown Brothers, the first stock photo agency, was founded in New York City in 1904 by Arthur and Charles Brown. Utilized by major newspapers and presidents, Brown Brothers photographers snapped everything from Titanic survivors to Lyndon Baines Johnson. Now an archive of one million Brown Brothers photographs and negatives are for sale, with offers starting at $5 million. Historic documents