national portrait gallery

Last month the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in Washington, D.C., reopened with Her Story: A Century of Women Writers, an exhibition featuring portraits of twenty-four prominent authors, including Toni Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and Sandra Cisneros. Her Story is part of a larger initiative to

Photographer Mathew Brady (1822-1896) is mostly remembered today for his Civil War images--wounded soldiers resting under trees, prisoners awaiting transportation, scores of dead combatants lying in bloody fields--and is considered one of the pioneers of photojournalism. Yet Brady had already secured his status as a