Since its beginnings, photography has recorded the history of the world. Technical developments have allowed photographers to produce more accurate accounts of history, however fleeting it may be. Newspapers used photographs before the invention of their animated competitor, the television, making photography an indispensable source of information. With the evolving processes of the taking, reproduction and diffusion of photographs, the press developed in less than a century an economic model for photography, and its archives tell the story of both the world and the medium.
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