"the Brady photographs"

Widely considered the pioneer of photojournalism, Mathew B. Brady (1822-1896) is famous for his portraits of the rich and famous, as well as his documentation of the Civil War. Frequently risking life and limb for his work, Brady is quoted as saying: 'My greatest aim has been to advance the art of photography and to make it what I think I have, a great and truthful medium of history.'