Online Resources


For All the World to See. Visual Cul­ture and the Strug­gle for Civil Rights. The project explores the his­toric role of visual cul­ture in shap­ing, influ­enc­ing, and trans­form­ing the fight for racial equal­ity and jus­tice in the United States from the late-1940’s to the mid-1970.s. Hosted by the Uni­ver­sity of Maryland 

With­out Sanc­tu­ary. Pho­tographs and post­cards of lynch­ing in America.

Ren­ty­horn Peti­tion. About a Euro­pean trav­el­ling exhibition.


National Archives — Africa through a Lens. See the British National Archives col­lec­tion of pho­tographs span­ning over 100 years of African history.

Yale Slav­ery and Abo­li­tion Por­tal. A guide to pri­mary sources related to slav­ery, abo­li­tion, and resis­tance within Yale University’s many libraries and galleries.

Ran­dolph Linsly Simp­son African-American Col­lec­tion. Yale University’s Bei­necke Rare Book and Man­u­script Library’s col­lec­tion of daguerreo­types, ambrotypes, tin­types, and card pho­tographs depict­ing black life from the 1850’s-1940’s.

Texas African Amer­i­can Pho­tog­ra­phy Archive. The web­site Doc­u­men­tary Arts Online fea­tures the TAAP archive which pro­vides a broad overview of African Amer­i­can pho­tog­ra­phy in the urban and rural areas of Texas, span­ning the period from the 1870’s to the present.

The Amer­i­can Museum of Pho­tog­ra­phy. An online museum fea­tur­ing daguerreo­types, ambrotypes, tin­types, carte-de-visites, and cab­i­net cards.

Mul­ti­me­dia Projects

Dig­i­tal Dias­pora Fam­ily Reunion: One World, One Fam­ily. A mul­ti­me­dia com­mu­nity engage­ment ini­tia­tive that acti­vates fam­ily pho­to­graphic archives.

Through A Lens Darkly. A doc­u­men­tary and mul­ti­me­dia out­reach project.

Research Projects

RACE — Are we so dif­fer­ent? A project of the Amer­i­can Anthro­po­log­i­cal Asso­ci­a­tion. A new look on race through three lenses: His­tory, Human Vari­a­tion, and Lived Experience.

Project Implicit. An online research project that exam­ines how peo­ple are often unaware of their own biases in how they see oth­ers. This site is of par­tic­u­lar inter­est because it allows view­ers to par­tic­i­pate directly in the research study and to assess their own implicit biases in a range of areas, includ­ing race.

About Pho­tog­ra­phy

The Daguerreo­type: An Archive of Source texts, Graph­ics, and Ephemera. A research archive regard­ing the his­tory of the daguerreotype.

Luminous-Lint. A schol­arly non-commercial resource that share infor­ma­tion on the his­tory of pho­tog­ra­phy. See the col­lec­tion of eth­nic groups.

Inter­na­tional Cen­ter of Pho­tog­ra­phy. The world’s lead­ing insti­tu­tion ded­i­cated to the prac­tice and under­stand­ing of pho­tog­ra­phy and the repro­duced image in all its forms.

The Daguer­reian Soci­ety. A com­mu­nity ded­i­cated to the his­tory, sci­ence, and art of the daguerreotype.


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