One picture is worth a thousand words, they say, and a simple snapshot can change a person, a society, and a country instantly. Trace photography's effects on American history from the early 20th century to the era of masterful manipulation. Fascinating and shocking, this documentary shows how a simple device caused serious changes in the face of war, boosted advertisers' wealth, and grew from an art form to an image builder.
Episode 1: The Developing Image, 1900-1934
Episode 2: The Photographic Age, 1935-1959
Episode 3: Photography Transformed, 1960-1999